Loretta Sanchez

Oh dear, California will decide who controls the House of Representatives

Oh dear, California will decide who controls the House of Representatives

On Election Day next November, the nation will be watching California to see whether the Democrats can retake the House of Representatives. Nearly one-third of the congressional districts represented by Republicans that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016 are in the Golden State, and if the Democrats are to regain the gavel in the House, they’ll need to win most of those districts. A passel of Democratic challengers have already announced they’re running against the Republican incumbents, and thousands of activists from such groups as Indivisible have begun mobilizing voters.

The outcome of these elections, however, will be determined not only by the appeal and resources of the...

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