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View Diary: CA-45: What are the Issues in this Congressional District? - Congressman John Campbell's District (8 comments)

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  •  Or look at it this way: (0+ / 0-)

    Almost 6 out of 10 voters took the time to vote for Campbell, and probably Romney, when they already knew that there was no chance that California was in play. The Democratic Party candidate in this district has never been considered a threat.

    That Democrats can win the mayoralty of Irvine is a blessing from the University community and young couples/families there. Once you get into "above the tunnels" Lake Forest and the rest...uh...no.  Just no.  It's about Rick Warren's Saddleback Church and a large Mormon stake.

    •  Possibly but keep this in mind (0+ / 0-)

      If Kang did in fact get 41%, how was 41% achieved?  There were other Congressional races in the state, including a Democratic candidate who ran against House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and got less than 38% of the vote.

      I ended up posting diaries and increasing awareness for Jerry Tetalman's campaign against Darrell Issa in the CA-49 district and here's what I observed:  Tetalman got less than $50,000 in campaign cash yet he won roughly 42% of the votes in the CA-49 district.  Polling experts label the CA-49 as Safe Republican but if Tetalman is able to get 42% of the votes, assuming most of them are Democratic and Independent, then the district really is Lean Republican, contrary to what polling experts have pointed out.

      I think the bottom line is this:  California is growing blue and will only continue to do so in the months and years to come.  If more awareness is brought to everyone's attention early on, we might get more competitive races in the districts Republicans currently occupy where there wasn't competition before.

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