The Republican epic fail in California keeps unfolding like a slow motion train wreck.
Darrell Issa, the combative and controversial Republican congressman from San Diego and Orange counties, is widely regarded as the nation’s most embattled GOP incumbent, and he knows it.
Once a Trump backer, he is now scrambling to put distance between himself and the president by embracing liberalism.
As Clinton was winning in Issa’s 49th Congressional District by 7.5 percentage points, Issa barely scraped by Democratic challenger Doug Applegate by 621 votes.
Applegate, a retired Marine Corps attorney, is running again.
Three other Orange County Republicans saw their districts opt for Clinton: Ed Royce, Mimi Walters and Dana Rohrabacher. So did suburban Los Angeles Congressman Steve Knight and two members in the San Joaquin Valley, Jeff Denham and David Valadao.
Clinton’s margin in Valadao’s 21st Congressional District was a whopping 15.2 percentage points, and that, coupled with the district’s lopsided Democratic voter registration margin, puts a target on his back.
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