Donald Trump is accidentally making America great again in a way that he never intended as Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s House seat has been moved into the toss-up category.
The Cook Political Report has moved Rep. Darrell Issa’s seat into the toss-up category.
Rep. Issa has never won a House race by less than 16 points, but he is currently trailing his Democratic challenger Doug Applegate by 4 points. A big reason for Issa’s slide is located at the top of the ticket. Mitt Romney carried Issa’s district by six points in 2012, but Hillary Clinton is leading California’s 49th Congressional District by 14 points over Donald Trump.
Issa has dropped four points from a poll conducted in June that showed the two candidates tied. As Trump has fallen in the polls, Darrell Issa has become one of those incumbent House Republicans who could lose his job in a few weeks.
Rep. Issa abused his power as Chair of the House Oversight Committee by leaking sensitive documents on multiple occasions. Issa was famous for holding sham hearings to investigate Obama conspiracy theories. Rep. Issa would bogus hearings and then use those hearings to raise millions of dollars off of Republican donors.
Issa was eventually ousted from House leadership and hit his low point when he tried to crash a hearing of the House Benghazi Select Committee, only to be kicked out by Select Committee Chair Trey Gowdy.
Donald Trump may very well end making America great again by getting far right ideologues like Darrell Issa out of Congress.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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