Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was the keynote speaker Saturday when the Republican Party of Orange County opened a satellite campaign headquarters in Huntington Beach and three others in Lake Forest, Placentia and Irvine to gear up for November elections. The office is at 16541 Gothard St., but headquarters will be on Katella Avenue in Orange.
The operation centers are for Get-Out-The-Vote efforts, the party's precinct organizations and phone banks. Scott Baugh, Republican Party of Orange County chairman, said in a news release the party is "preparing an unprecedented Get-Out-The-Vote effort for this fall."
With elections about 127 days away, the satellite offices are the foundation of the party's grassroots organization, Baugh said.
"Volunteer recruitment is also an important first step for every campaign and will begin immediately at each location," he said.
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