SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes has survived for now a challenge to his leadership over his support for extending the state’s signature climate change-fighting program. A vote of no confidence in Mayes failed Monday during a roughly two-hour long private meeting of Assembly Republicans. But Mayes says the caucus will hold another leadership vote next week. The California Republican Party’s board has called on Mayes to resign his leadership post after he led a group of seven Republicans in supporting an extension of cap and trade last month. Mayes has defended his vote, arguing it was good policy for Republicans because it is a market-based alternative to other emission-reduction policies. But many Republicans say it will raise gas prices and hurt consumers and business.