GOP Congressman Darrell Issa will not seek re-election

Nine-term Congressman Darrell Issa, among the most vulnerable Republican House members in this year’s elections, unexpectedly announced Wednesday morning that he would not seek reelection.

In an emailed statement, Issa recounted his accomplishments but specified no reason for the decision.

“Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve,” he said. “Yet with the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election in California’s 49th District.”

Issa, whose district straddles the Orange-San Diego county line, was nearly upset in 2016 by Democrat Doug Applegate, winning the closest House race in the country by just 0.6 percentage points.

Roll Call has listed him as the most vulnerable House member. Democrats consider winning his district essential to flipping the 24 Republican House seats needed to take control of the House. …

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