Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire: statement

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

Whether Issa's seat flips remains to be seen: although Hillary Clinton carried the district in the 2016 presidential elections, Inside Elections on Wednesday called the race for Issa's seat a toss-up.

But the University of Virginia's Center for Politics immediately moved this race into their "Leans Democratic" column after Issa's decision to retire - meaning the center believes Democrats will have an easier time picking up the seat without Issa's incumbency advantage. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, announced Monday that he would not be looking to keep his seat. A person familiar with the Republican effort to replace Issa said there was an expectation that several Republicans could get into the race, including Diane Harkey, a member of the California Board of Equalization, and Rocky Chavez, a member of the state Assembly.

One more way to look at this: A broad 41 of the top 50 congressional districts with the most DACA recipients are represented by Democrats - and 38 of the bottom 50 are represented by Republicans.

Democrats need 24 seats nationwide to take Congress and restore the Speaker's gavel to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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Republicans in recent days, and Trump, have been talking up the idea of bipartisanship in 2018, in part to try to make the case to suburban voters that they can be accommodating. About 37 percent of voters are registered Republicans, while another 31 percent are Democrats and 26.5 percent do not belong to a party.

Royce is included among the more than half-a-dozen committee chairs who have recently announced their intention to leave Congress next January.

Issa's announcement followed that of Rep. Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, who said Tuesday that he would not seek a 14th term.

If Republicans maintain control of the House in the November elections, Representative Michael McCaul, a foreign affairs committee member who is now chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is seen as a possible new leader of the foreign affairs panel, congressional aides said. "Pro-growth, pro-business candidates can come from both sides and we want more from both sides". In his speech, he said the group will challenge candidates in Republican primaries when it thinks an individual is too extreme to be successful in a general election.

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Trump remains in the White House with a lap-dog Congress that refuses to hold him accountable.

The disparity is among the factors boosting the hopes of Democrats that they can capture control of the chamber in November's vote.

The Don may have to double down on his Russian financial backers to help fund the Republican's 2018 Great American Tradition of buying elections, especially when even Big Business are ready for more Democrat faces.

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