Republican Congressman Jeff Denham has become increasingly vulnerable in recent election cycles, as his district has grown more Democratic. But he’s been able to win over his constituents, even as they’ve voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Facing possibly his toughest challenge yet, Denham has been pushing Congress to pass immigration legislation that would include a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and billions of dollars in funding for the border wall. One bill that Denham was supporting was voted down this week, but he is continuing to call for a bipartisan immigration solution.
Denham has been able to walk a fine line and win over moderate voters in previous election cycles, but will his stance on immigration help or hurt him this time around?
Keys To The House host Ben Bradford discusses Denham’s race with McClatchy’s national political correspondent Alex Roarty and KQED’s state politics reporter Katie Orr.
National Political Correspondent