The Making of a One-Party State
(Los Angeles Times) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has released a list of top targets looking ahead to the 2018 elections, and California's Republican delegation is a big part of it.
Of the 61 Republicans Democrats are looking to unseat nationwide, seven are Californians:
- CA-10: Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)
- CA-21: David Valadao (R-Hanford)
- CA-25: Steve Knight (R-Palmdale)
- CA-39: Ed Royce (R-Fullerton)
- CA-45: Mimi Walters (R-Irvine)
- CA-48: Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa)
- CA-49: Darrell Issa (R-Vista)
Issa and Denham won by the closest margins of the group, with Issa eking out a 51-49 win over Doug Applegate, who has already said he'll run again in 2018 . Denham overcame two-time challenger Michael Eggman by less than five percentage points.
Denham, Issa and Valadao were also among the top spenders in California on a per-vote basis in the November election, spending well above $30 per each vote they received.
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|California's 25th congressional district election, 2016|
|Republican||Steve Knight (incumbent)||63,769||48.3|
|No party preference||Jeff Bomberger (write-in)||44||0.0|
|Republican||Steve Knight (incumbent)||138,755||53.1|