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Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock
Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the past, the two — with 60 years in elected office between them — would have coasted to reelection, the field cleared by their longevity, stature and party blessing. Not anymore. The party primary is gone in California, except for presidential contests, and with it the parties' ability to protect their stalwarts. Today, Honda and McClintock find their jobs threatened by younger challengers in primary races that are...

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