By Meg News Channel
— It was Colette Paul’s first-ever California Republican Party convention.The Torrance resident made the trip to San Diego because, like many other voters at thisweekend’s fall convention, she said she couldn’t stand on the sidelines anymore. She believes MegWhitman is a leader worth fighting for because she’ll fight against the status quo – and forCalifornia’s future.
“I’ve never worked on a campaign before, I’ve never had anything do with a candidate before, butshe’s very compelling,” Paul said while making phone calls for Meg inside a ballroom at theManchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.Her son’s getting married next weekend and there’s a lot to take care of before the wedding. Butfor Paul, coming to the convention to support Meg was a chance she couldn’t pass up. “I came here specifically to learn how I can help get out the vote,” she said. “It’s time to step up.Those people like myself who have strong ideas, strong values and really want to see the state dobetter need to step up, because if you don’t start stepping up it’s going to be too late.” Many voters who came from across the state to rally around Meg and the Republican ticket said itwas the first time they had ever attended such a convention. But with fewer than 75 days to gountil Election Day, they said it’s critical for everyone who wants to have a voice in California’sfuture to jump on board Meg’s campaign.Meg 2010 signs were everywhere at the Grand Hyatt. Hundreds visited her booth and made phonecalls on her behalf. And they poured in to meet her and hear her speak as she made her waythroughout the hotel. Many said Meg’s passion for turning California around is apparent themoment they met her, and she has the common-sense solutions to get the job done. “We need someone who can roll up their shirt sleeves and resolve real issues for small businesspeople like myself,” said Daniel Mole of Yorba Linda, who also was attending his first CRPconvention. “We’re losing jobs, we’re losing opportunities, we’re losing dreams here in Californiaand we need somebody who can tap into that and bring it back for us. And I think Meg is thatperson.” At the convention, Meg shared her plan and laid out her agenda for A New California: if she’selected, she’ll work with laser-like focus to pull California out of its nearly $20 billion budget deficit,put Californians back to work and guide the state back to a path toward prosperity. And she