California Republicans are gathering in the Bay Area for their annual convention, and they say it's time to rebuild.

Voter share has fallen to less than 29 percent, but party Communications Director Mark Standriff says there is still reason to celebrate.

The GOP has paid off more than a million dollars in debt and has seen some small victories.

"We elected Kevin Faulconer, who is the mayor of San Diego, he is the only Republican to run a major city in the United States," Standriff said. 

He says this election cycle is about picking skirmishes, not battles.

Winning a few congressional seats and ending the slim Democratic super majority in the state legislature.

Gubernatorial candidates Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly will speak, but there won't be a debate.

"We don't get involved in discussions with primary candidates in contested races," he said.