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Darrell Issa calls first flipped seat for Dems (it's his own)

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It’s way, way too early to count chickens, but one prognosticator is already saying that you can put at least one House seat in the D column.

That would be Congressman Darrell Issa, who’s leaving the House of Representatives to hopefully live on a small island with people whose lives depend on Obamacare.

From The Hill:

Outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) said early Tuesday morning that the Democratic candidate running for his seat in the 49th District is poised to win, a remark that came hours before the polls closed.

“Quite frankly, we know the results already,” Issa said on Fox News. “It will be a Democrat representing La Jolla to Solana Beach for the first time in a number of years.”

The Republican, who announced his retirement in January, squeaked to reelection in 2016, winning the district by less than a single percentage point.

Issa said the race for his seat in California was not competitive this cycle — a view echoed by election analysts.

To be fair, nothing has been decided yet, so let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. That said, FiveThirtyEight gives the Republican candidate, Diane Harkey, just a 4 percent chance of defeating Democrat Mike Levin.

And if you live in this district, for the love of all that is holy, vote.


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