California’s gas tax repeal is in danger of losing – and it could could spell trouble for the GOP

October 26, 2018


Republicans in California had rallied around a gas tax repeal known as Proposition 6, but the measure is now at risk of failing, according to a new poll. That could mean trouble for some GOP candidates who pinned hopes on gaining votes from supporters of the ballot initiative.

Top House Republican leaders have been contributors to the gas tax repeal effort, hoping it will boost GOP voter turnout in tight congressional races in California. Republican John Cox, who is running for governor against Democrat Gavin Newsom, also has made his support of the repeal a centerpiece of his underdog campaign.

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