Former state Senator Janet Nguyen (R), another California Republican casualty in 2018, is reportedly looking to challenge freshman Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Laguna Beach). Ms. Nguyen lost her legislative seat by just under 3,000 votes but managed to carry the Orange County portion by just two votes. With the 48th being fully contained within OC, the district configuration should be more favorable toward her.
Still, with President Trump being wholly unpopular in California, even winning a district that should vote Republican, such as this one, will still be a tall order. Rep. Rouda must be considered the favorite for re-election, but this is the most Republican seat of the seven that flipped in the ’18 election.
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