Rep Dana Rohrabacher of CA defeated for reelection

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Rep Dana Rohrabacher of CA defeated for reelection

#1 Post by highdesert » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:38 pm

A 15 term congressman representing conservative Orange County, CA lost. Unofficially called "Putin's buddy" for his support of Russia like Trump.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has lost the congressional seat he held for 30 years, a stunning defeat for Republicans in what had long been the deepest red parts of the county.

Real estate entrepreneur Harley Rouda's win comes after two decades of erosion in the Republican base and at a time when Rohrabacher’s friendliness to people with links to Russia has become more controversial.

Rohrabacher, 71, has represented the region since 1988, when he left a job in the Reagan White House to run for Congress. Rouda, 56, a former Republican, said he left the party as it became stridently partisan in the mid-1990s.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essenti ... story.html

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Re: Rep Dana Rohrabacher of CA defeated for reelection

#2 Post by YankeeTarheel » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:39 pm

Wonder if his bosses in Moscow will make him pay for his failure. They don't like their agents to fail.

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#3 Post by TrueTexan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:42 pm

Another one bites the Orange Dust.
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Re: Rep Dana Rohrabacher of CA defeated for reelection

#4 Post by highdesert » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:33 am

Even now Republicans have a 10-point voter registration advantage in Rohrabacher’s 48th Congressional District — but President Trump and his supporters in Congress do not.
Rouda’s win came after two decades of erosion in the Republican base and at a time when Rohrabacher’s ties to Russians have become more controversial. “The Russian thing was ridiculous,” said Tony Quinn, demographer and California campaign analyst. “That didn’t help him.” Neither did his support for the president.
With the three losses, Republicans will hold, at most, 11 of California’s 53 seats in the House. Overall, Democrats are now in a position to make the greatest gains their party has seen in the chamber since Watergate.

“This is more than just a bad year,” said Mike Madrid, a GOP political strategist. “This is essentially a realignment in California politics, and the traditional base that has served the Republican Party no longer exists.”

Madrid said “a clean sweep” of GOP incumbents was possible. He said he expects the party to see worse results in 2020 because it didn’t have “leadership with the strength and the foresight to get us out of this.”

Election officials could take several more weeks to tally up the final ballots. As of Saturday, 934,000 ballots remained uncounted in Los Angeles County alone.

In Orange County, 365 employees have been working 12 hours a day, six days a week, to process 365,000 uncounted ballots. Saturday’s tally gave Rouda a lead of more than 8,500 over Rohrabacher.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-me-p ... story.html
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