Doug Applegate

Report: Darrell Issa Moving Left to Save His Seat

A new report in the Orange County Register suggests that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) of San Diego has turned to the left after nearly losing his congressional seat in the 2016 election, in a state where being anti-Trump may help (or not).

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., talks to a reporter in the media filing room before the Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times at the University of Miami, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Rep. Darrell Issa Narrowly Holds on to Seat in California

As of 10:24 a.m. PT on Wednesday morning and 100 percent of 511 voting precincts partially reporting, Issa pulled out a 51.1 percent win to Applegate’s 48.9 percent. The California Secretary of State logged 93,684 votes for Issa and 89,704 for Applegate at that time, a difference of less than 4,000 votes

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., talks to a reporter in the media filing room before the Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times at the University of Miami, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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