UPDATE: John Kasich: Republicans have gotten the sense that they're going to get elected by passing out money to people.
No wonder finding principled conservatives to run for office is as hard as finding snowcones in an iron foundry. I fully expect to see a great many more stories like this as the filing deadlines begin to pass.
Republicans (fatigued from being the party of liars and criminals) have depleted their "bench" and can not get people to run for office.
CA-07: George Miller (D-Martinez) faces a Libertarian
CA-20: Jim Costa (D-Fresno) is unopposed, even though he is a freshman in a competitive district!
CA-31: Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) faces another Democrat
CA-32: Hilda Solis (D-El Monte) faces a Libertarian
CA-33: Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) faces another Democrat
CA-35: Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) faces another Democrat, a Libertarian, and an American Independent
CA-37: Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Carson) faces another Democrat and a Libertarian
I think this says three things loud and clear:
1) The GOP is sucking air.
The party of criminal waste fraud and corruption has run out of suckers to join the "tax cuts and kickbacks all around!" pyramid scheme they call elected office.
2) George Bush and Karl Rove have so completely poisoned the well of American politics, that you can't find good people to step up to the challenge of running as a true conservative
3) Given items 1 & 2, you would be an idiot to send money to the RNC.