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All signs pointing to reelection for Rep. Darrell Issa

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

In a race that’s been too close to call since election day, Vista Republican Rep. Darrell Issa appears to have built an insurmountable lead in his bid for reelection over Democratic challenger Doug Applegate.

Issa led by 2,348 votes as of Monday morning — less than 1% of the overall vote.

San Diego County spokesman Michael Workman said Monday that there are an estimated 1,000 ballots left to count in the race for California’s 49th Congressional District. That will make it practically impossible for Applegate, a retired U.S. Marine colonel, to close the gap.

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