California Democrats are eyeing up 14 Republican House seats in California as midterms draw near, all of which fall within districts that went for Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election - that includes the likes of Reps. Darrell Issa and Devin Nunes.
At issue is Trump’s dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, his position on climate change, his anti-immigration rhetoric and the recently signed GOP tax bill that will disproportionately hit California’s citizens who pay high mortgage interest rates and taxes that will be capped as deductions on their federal income tax returns starting in 2019.
Citing a report in the Wall Street Journal, PoliticalDig notes that Democrats have as much chance of flipping the California seats as Republicans do retaining them. In total, Democrats need to gain 24 seats to retake majority in the House.
“The biggest challenge for these suburban Republicans is more cultural than it is legislative. Voters are a lot more uncomfortable with Trump’s behavior than they are with his policy agenda,” the report explained, adding that immigration looms as “the biggest challenge for Republican incumbents.”