Political Data’s Paul Mitchell sits down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to talk about Democrat Conor Lamb’s surprise victory in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District — a district that the GOP has often and Trump won in 2016 by 20 points.
The big question: What does this win mean — if anything — for California? Is this another indication of a national wave election? Will that wave reach California? In 2010, the Tea Party’s wave didn’t cross the Sierra.
Democrats hope so: They’ve identified at least seven California congressional districts held by Republicans that are in play, meaning Democrats feel they can grab those seats.
Conversely, will California’s red house districts STAY red in 2018? And how will the top two primary affect the outcome? All this, and more in today’s Capitol Weekly Podcast.