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A guide to figuring out whether California will flip the House for Democrats this fall

Activists with several California groups rally outside Rep. Mimi Walters' Irvine office. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Activists with several California groups rally outside Rep. Mimi Walters' Irvine office. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Now that the year of the midterm election has arrived, the battles will start to pick up speed as Democrats try to reclaim control of the House.

The path to the 24 seats Democrats need passes through California — and that means they need to win at least a handful of the Republican seats they hope to flip.

As the contests take shape, we’re watching a few things to get a sense of what the 2018 election might bring.

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