Reporting Mike Sugerman
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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco has long been considered one of the most liberal cities in the United States, a great place for Democrats to gather. But Republicans? They have to work a little harder.
“It can be uncomfortable. People at work don’t know I’m a Republican and my resume looks very Democratic because of my interning opportunities in the city,” said one woman, who because of her political party, declined to give her name.
And she’s not alone. In San Francisco, declined to state outnumbers Republicans by a factor of three and Democrats by a factor of five.
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“A lot of us feel outnumbered,” said Rohit Joy, a member of the San Francisco Young Republicans. “So we feel the need to have an organization where we can meet people and have something in common with them.”
For some members of the group, like Aliza Ferenzana, party lines are drawn when it comes to romantic relationships.
“The last relationship was in 2004 and after that, I quit dating Democrats,” she said.
Young Republicans President Matt Del Carlo doesn’t hide his political affiliation and said he is very proud of what he has planned for later this summer.
“The San Francisco Young Republicans won the competitive bid to hold the state YR Convention at the end of August,” he said. “We’re holding it at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel and we’re going to have Ann Coulter, John Yoo and probably a few presidential candidates coming in to meet with our group.”
And sightings of Republicans in San Francisco may reach new highs this summer, not seen in a half-century.
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