Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Another Republican Retirement, Another Democratic Opportunity

Congressman Ed Royce, a 13-term incumbent Republican from California's 39th Congressional District, announced he would not run again in 2018, and the Cook Political Report immediately moved the district from "leans Republican" to "leans Democrat."

Mai Khanh Tran
Royce is chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, making him the eighth powerful Republican committee chair to opt out of running again this year.

Even before yesterday, the bull's-eye had been drawn on Royce's district as a prime Democratic pick-up opportunity. We're rooting for Mai Khanh Tran, a pediatrician who emigrated from Vietnam at the age of 9.

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