Keys To The House

California Congressional seats that were solidly Republican are suddenly up for grabs. Capital Public Radio's Keys to the House follows the battleground races and themes that could determine which party controls the House of Representatives.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Dem-On-Dem Factor

Host Ben Bradford talks with Claremont McKenna political professor Jack Pitney and Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc. about the odds of a Democratic lockout in top races.

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In this July 17, 2007 file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has earned the nickname "Putin's Favorite Congressman." And it’s put a target on his back, in a district where Democrats outvoted Republicans in the 2016 presidential race. But so many Democrats are running to unseat him that it possible none may make it past the primary, under California's unusual election rules. Host Ben Bradford and guests explain how Rohrabacher's district is a prime example of a problem Democrats face in multiple races.


Jack Pitney
Politics Professor, Claremont McKenna College

Paul Mitchell
Vice President, Political Data, Inc.