Republican Leader Retires – Stuns Capitol Hill

Vista Republican Rep. Darrell Issa will not run for a 10th term in Congress, he announced Wednesday morning, becoming the second California Republican to retire this week as Democrats work to retake control of the U.S. House.

On Monday, Republican Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton announced he would not seek reelection.

Beyond shaking up the California political landscape, the two retirements are a signal that the GOP fears a Democratic wave election that could sweep them from power this fall.

Royce and Issa represented districts that are changing demographically to include more Latino and Asian voters, and Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in each district in the 2016 presidential election.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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