Monday, April 17, 2017

Democrats plan to target half of California’s 14 Republican members of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections

...California’s seven GOP targets represent nearly a third of the 24 seats Democrats need to take control of the House and return San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the speakership. Nationwide, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 59 Republican-held districts they believe can be flipped.

There are some familiar names on the Democratic hit list. Jeff Denham of Turlock (Stanislaus County), David Valadao of Hanford (Kings County) and Steve Knight of Lancaster (Los Angeles County) were all targets in 2016, and Darrell Issa of Vista (San Diego County) barely held on to his seat.

New additions to the Democratic list are a trio of Orange County Republicans, Ed Royce of Fullerton, Mimi Walters of Irvine and Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa.