"Black Republicans In the County of Kern" or BRICK, announced its decision to back Rudy Salas, a Democrat, for the 32nd Assembly seat.
Some saw it as a simple oversight, not understanding all the rules, but others say it was a blatant disregard to being part of a republican group.
The Republican Central Committee was less than thrilled, when it learned BRICK was endorsing a Democrat for California's newly created 32nd Assembly District seat.
"Well actually it's a partisan race, and Republicans support Republicans. We don't support Democrats," said Dr. Dean Haddock, Kern County Republican Central Committee.
BRICK justified its decision to back Bakersfield City Councilman Rudy Salas, a Democrat, because members have worked with him in the past.
Monday evening, the Central Committee met behind closed doors, where it decided to cut ties with BRICK.
We talked to BRICK's founder, Keith Wolaridge, after the meeting, and he says they will continue on.
"We will continue to press forward and expand our conservative values here in the ethnic minority community, especially of African American descent."
Wolaridge also says the group has no hard feelings toward the Republican Central Committee for its decision.
Before the meeting, Salas told us he is grateful for the support from BRICK. "I appreciate BRICK's willingness to cross party lines. I believe BRICK understands what the voters want, somebody who will represent people. They want to represent kids and schools."
After the decision was handed down, Salas echoed this sentiment saying its about the community, not about party lines.
According to the Kern County Republican Central Committee, BRICK will be asked to stop identifying itself as Republican or representing the Republican party.
If it doesn't, the committee will pursue legal action.