2016 House Races

Ro Khanna Unseats Mike Honda in Silicon Valley Race

Ro Khanna defeated eight-term incumbent fellow Democrat, Rep. Mike Honda, on Tuesday by 20 percent in a race for Silicon Valley’s 17th congressional district, which has been deemed one of California’s most expensive.

Ro Khanna (Campaign)

Five Things To Look For As California Votes

Voters in California will play no role in the high profile national elections that have dominated the public stage, but here are some important issues and elections to watch in the Golden State.

California Tattoo (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Obama Says Darrell Issa Is ‘the Definition of Chutzpah’

President Barack Obama said Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) “is the definition of chutzpah” for using his photo in a political mailer and praising him after years of being a staunch critic of his administration and demanding transparency in Washington, D.C.

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Joan Lasonde Demands Schakowsky Resign over James O’Keefe Videos

Republican Congressional candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde, 50, is demanding that nine-term incumbent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), 72, resign over videos released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealing that her husband, Robert Creamer, was at the center of a plot to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies, in a tactic known as “bird-dogging.”

Joan McCarthy Lasonde (Twitter)

Rohrabacher Blasts Paul Ryan, GOP Leaders as ‘Cowardly’

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said Monday that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was “cowardly” for announcing that he would not defend Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and would not campaign for his election.

Dana Rohrabacher (Shuji Kajiyama / Associated Press)

Issa Faces Tough Re-Election Challenge in San Diego

Democrats are eyeing what they see as the potential for a major pickup in November with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate facing off against longtime Republican incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa for his seat in the House of Representatives.

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

GOP Warns Voters: Nancy Pelosi Could Be Speaker Again

Nancy Pelosi could be Speaker of the House again. The die-hard San Francisco leftist, who presided over record deficits, forced through Obamacare over Republican objections, and centralized power in the Speaker’s office, could reclaim the gavel.


Shake-ups in Mike Honda Campaign Ater Ro Khanna Wins Primary

Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) has lost several staff members following his surprise narrow defeat to two-time competitor, fellow Democrat, and former Obama administration trade official Ro Khanna during the June 7 California primary.

Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

TPP Trade Deal Weighs Down Ami Bera’s Re-Election Bid

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact could impact whether Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) wins his re-election bid. Members of his own party are abandoning him over his decision to side with Republicans, over the objections of organized labor, to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the deal.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Tim Donnelly to Announce Run for Congress

Former state Assemblyman, radio talk show host and strong 2nd Amendment advocate Tim Donnelly will announce Friday that he will be running for office in California’s 8th congressional district, which includes Mono, Inyo and San Bernardino counties.

Tim Donnelly (source: Breitbart News)

Local Democrats Won’t Endorse Ami Bera

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) failed to receive the endorsement of his Democratic Party for reelection in the 7th congressional district this weekend after angering liberal activists over his voting record.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Sacramento Sheriff Opposes Feinstein on Gun Bill

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has declared his public opposition to a new bill by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to prevent people on a government terror watch list from buying guns.

Scott Jones (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Democrats Turn to Trump Hats to Raise Cash

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is trying to raise money for 2016 House races with its own version of Donald Trump’s infamous “Make America Great Again” hat.

Obamas in Trump hats (DCCC)

Report: Mike Honda Took Turkey Trip From Islamist Group

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) faces new accusations after a report by the House Ethics Committee this week revealed that he was among a group of lawmakers who accepted trips to Turkey that were secretly funded by a Turkish Islamic movement connected to the exiled Fethullah Gülen.

Fethullah Gulen, an ally-turned-enemy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been charged in Turkey with "running a terrorist group"

Key Mike Honda Supporters ‘Defect’ to Ro Khanna

Two South Bay politicians who endorsed incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) for re-election last year have publicly “defected” and are now supporting his challenger, fellow Democrat Ro Khanna.

Ro Khanna (Campaign)

Report: Mike Honda Using Campaign Funds on Legal Bills

Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) has reportedly been spending his depleting campaign-funds on lawyers fees stemming from an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics in which the seasoned congressman has been accused of mixing official government business with his reelection campaign.

Honda sleeping (Lauren Boyer / Twitter)

Ro Khanna Wins 3 Endorsements over Mike Honda

Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khanna received the endorsement of three major Democrats on Friday, dealing a potentially fatal blow to his fellow Democratic opponent, eight-time incumbent Congressman Mike Honda.

Khanna-Honda (Breitbart News, wires)

Kevin De Léon Endorses Ro Khanna for Congress

Silicon Valley-area Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khanna received a powerful endorsement on Thursday from State Senate President Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles).

Ro Khanna (Campaign)

Mike Honda Lawyers up to Fight Ethics Claim

Rep. Mike Honda (D), who represents Silicon Valley in Washington, has hired two high-profile Washington law firms and a California-based PR team to handle his image and political future following a substantial investigation into ethical wrongdoing. Honda is accused of having mixed government and campaign business.

Khanna-Honda (Breitbart News, wires)

Iran Deal: California Democrat Susan Davis Still Undecided

Democrat Rep. Susan Davis of California says she is undecided on the Iran deal. Davis Press Secretary Aaron Hunter told Breitbart News, “She is doing her due diligence regarding the agreement and is currently undecided.”

Susan Davis with Pelosi (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)