Republican incumbent Jeff Denham has sought to cast Harder as a “Bay Area” candidate. Dawna Turner and John Kull, both 67 and from Sonoma County, point out Denham is from Salinas. “It’s really interesting he is throwing a rock that really should hit him on his own head.” pic.twitter.com/iChj4mxDtG
The candidates in the 10 House races in California that will help decide whether Republicans or Democrats control Congress vary wildly on the issues: whether climate change is a threat or a joke; whether teachers should be armed; whether President Trump or immigrants are to blame for family separations at the border. Here’s a look at where all 20 candidates stand on the issues their constituents say they care about.
Jon “Bowzer” Bauman from Sha Na Na gets musical in his plug fof @katieporteroc in Mission Viejo Sunday morning, in south CA-45. Earlier, he was interrupted by a couple pro-Trump hecklers from homes up the hill. pic.twitter.com/yQP1UE2CYk
They yelled “We love Trump.” Eric Bauman, Bowzer’s nephew and California Democratic Party chairman, yelled back: “Yes we love him too, he makes great fodder.” “I always love having an adoring audience,” he added.
@katieporteroc told her volunteers, about 80 or so, “This election is going to be close...if we don’t fight all the way to the finish line, until 8 o’clock on Tuesday, this could slip away.” pic.twitter.com/yV0Dct8IR7
California’s sorely diminished Republican Party has few footholds left in Los Angeles County, and it risks losing its biggest one in the midterm election on Tuesday: the House seat of Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale.
Swamped by a tidal wave of Democratic cash, Republicans entered the final 72 hours of the midterm campaign scrambling to preserve their slim Senate majority as a bulwark against the increasing prospect of a Democrat-run House.
Jane Shi, a 50-year-old banker and independent voter who lives in Irvine, said volunteers for both Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Beach) and Democratic challenger Katie Porter had come to her door. Even so, she had yet to make up her mind about who she was voting for.
Federal policies and candidates, Shi said, matter little in her life. Her priority has been state ballot propositions, and particularly Proposition 10, on rent control. She has a personal stake because she owns rental property.
“That’s more applicable for me locally,” she said. “I’m definitely against it; it’s bad for everybody,” she said.