Carla Marinucci

Posted on Wednesday, August 6 at 2:12pm | By Carla Marinucci

California Republicans are billing a big moment at their upcoming fall convention in Los Angeles as an “Ask Anything!” question-and-answer session with state GOP Chairman Jim Brulte.

But if you’re a member of the media, you don’t get in at all — not even to watch, the party has decided.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 20, day two of a three-day state Republican convention at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. The star attractions at the gathering are potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and the Republicans’ new House majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield.

The listing for the session barring the media is on the California Republican Party convention website:

#Ask the Chairman: Q & A with Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.)
CRP Delegates Only: Don’t miss your chance to ask the Chairman everything you wanted to know about the CRP. A frank discussion about where we were, where we are, and where we’re going.
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Closed press, CRP Delegate badge required

No reporters allowed to witness the exchange between the party’s chairman and hundreds of delegates.

We tweeted a protest and got a response from GOP state vice chairwoman Harmeet Dhillon, who hit Facebook to post her views.

She defended “an invitation for delegates to ask questions of the chairman about party strategy and operations that would not get asked in front of reporters.”

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