2014 CA-25: Tony Strickland (R) v Steve Knight (R)

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:14 pm

H/T to Dolly:


[/break1]house.gov/]Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a onetime western wear haberdasher who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, is expected to announce Thursday that he will retire after more than two decades in Congress.


[/break1]latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-buck-mckeon-congress-retirement-20140115,0,2489967.story#axzz2qWDzZ77g]http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... z2qWDzZ77gIf the retirement announcement occurs McKeon will be the third California congresscritter to call it quits when the 113th Congress comes to an end.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Buck is a waste of space. He got his name because every horse upon which he has sat has understood what was on its back and acted accordingly.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:23 pm

From the Times article linked in the OP:


Republicans hold an edge with 39% to Democrats' 35% in registration in McKeon's district, where Republican Mitt Romney narrowly defeated President Obama in the 2012 election despite the Democratic win statewide.The Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index rates the California 25th congressional district as R+3 and shows that Romney won the district 50%-48% in 2012.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf



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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:24 pm

[link]Talking Points Memo,http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/m ... -to-retire[/link]





McKeon Partially Blames Tea Party For Decision To Retire





Outgoing House Armed Services Chariman Buck McKeon (R-CA) partially blamed the tea party for his decision to retire from Congress.





McKeon, at a press conference formally announcing his reported retirement on Thursday, said that about 80 members of the House GOP caucus identifying as tea partiers contributed to his decision to retire.





"That was just one issue," McKeon said according to Defense News. "I can't say it was not part of it because it has been a frustrating year. Not so much for us but for our leadership."





The outgoing congressman said that too often in the last few years House Republican leadership came to their caucus with a certain plan on legislation that was eventually "rejected" by tea partiers because "it wasn't good enough."





"I think every member of our conference needs to look at themselves and re-evaluate what they were sent here to do," McKeon added.


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Post by SPen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:57 pm

This may be a decent pickup opportunity. Physician Lee Rogers, who held Buck to his smallest reelection victory margin in his career in 2012, had declared for a rematch long ago and actually outraised him in the third quarter of 2013. The Democrats might not be able to pick this up in 2014 due to decreased turnout but this will be a good pickup opportunity in 2016.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:36 pm

The top two finishers in California's jungle primary held June 3 were Tony Strickland (R) and Steve Knight (R).





Congressional District 25


Tony Strickland (Party Preference: REP).........18,598....29.7%


Steve Knight (Party Preference: REP)............17,800....28.4%


Lee Rogers (Party Preference: DEM).............13,896....22.2%


Evan "Ivan" Thomas (Party Preference: DEM)....5,974.....9.5%


Troy Castagna (Party Preference: REP)...........3,685.....5.9%


David Koster Bruce (Party Preference: LIB).......1,165.....1.9%


Michael Mussack (Party Preference: NPP)...........890.....1.4%


Navraj Singh (Party Preference: REP)...............679.....1.1%


[/break1]sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/25/]http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-rep/district/25/





Republicans are guaranteed to keep this seat.



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