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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:11 AM

Why Democrats think Applegate could unseat Issa

Douglas Applegate knew he might get an earful when he started knocking on doors in this solidly Republican town, once home to Richard Nixon’s Western White House.

“You’re a Democrat? You’re in the wrong place,” snapped one woman, holding her dog at bay before she sent Applegate on his way.

That may have been true for generations in the coastal enclaves of California’s 49th Congressional District, but this once-impenetrable GOP stronghold is now in play. Applegate, a retired Marine colonel and Iraq war veteran, has Republican stalwart Rep. Darrell Issa sweating his bid for reelection.

Issa had trounced his opponents in eight straight elections, winning by an average margin of almost 30 percentage points. In the June primary, Issa finished ahead of Applegate, who is new to politics, by a mere 5.3 percentage points.


http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-congress-darrell-issa-douglas-applegate-20160920-snap-story.html

There will be greater Dem turnout on Nov. 8 than in the June primary. Plus Issa's endorsement of Trump should hurt him. Keeping my fingers crossed!


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Reply Why Democrats think Applegate could unseat Issa (Original post)
SunSeeker Sep 2016 OP
saltpoint Sep 2016 #1
SwankyXomb Sep 2016 #2
saltpoint Sep 2016 #5
skylucy Sep 2016 #3
Jim Lane Sep 2016 #4

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:27 AM

1. Issa: "A closer than usual race? Maybe. Could

I lose this seat? I don't know, yeah, whatever. Look. I can always go back to stealing cars. It was good work. I could set my own hours and wear what I wanted. Never hurts to have a backup plan if voters turn fickle."

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Response to saltpoint (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:59 AM

2. He could burn down the Capitol building

for the insurance money.

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 02:23 PM

5. : ) eom

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 12:03 PM

3. That would be sweet!!! Issa is such an embarrassment to our state. A Trumpian-sized sleeze ball.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

4. You can support Applegate through ActBlue

 

Link for contributing through Act Blue: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/40922.

Also, here's his website.

I've already contributed my $27.

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