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Wrong for California

In 2012 and 2014 voters across California sent 12 targeted Republican Congressional incumbents and challengers packing. In 2016, California Republican House members and candidates are running on the Trump ticket, and we're not giving them a free ride. If we're going to take back the House and end the Tea Party's divisive rule, it has to start by defeating extreme Republicans right here in California.

Too Late for Darrell Issa

Michael Soller, California Democratic Party

Yesterday, Donald Trump rewarded his “superfan” Darrell Issa by naming the embattled San Diego congressman to his national security advisory team. But after the release of a videotape where Trump made disgusting comments about groping women, Issa tried and failed to run away from his record of support for the nominee he called “the obvious choice.”

Issa posted on Facebook that “this type of behavior has no place in American politics, especially not from those seeking to lead our great nation.”

"Darrell Issa knew about Trump’s history of derogatory remarks toward women and U.S. military members, and even with these new revelations, Issa is standing by Trump," said Michael Soller, spokesperson for the California Democratic Party. "San Diego voters know too much about Issa’s record of support for Trump, and it’s far too late for him to run away from the person he called the ‘obvious choice’ for president. San Diego voters’ choice could not be more obvious in November."

A poll this week shows Democrat and retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate leading Issa in the 49th Congressional District. Issa’s support has slipped steadily since he barely received 51% of the vote in the June primary.