For House Republicans, problems keep popping up in surprising places. For years, Inland San Diego County's 50th CD has been one of the reddest in the state, and when convicted former Rep. Duncan Hunter resigned, former neighboring GOP Rep. Darrell Issa saw it as a convenient place to launch a comeback bid. But a new SurveyUSA poll has Issa leading Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar by just 46 percent to 45 percent.
Issa, a car alarm magnate with a reported net worth of over $280 million, self-financed $5.7 million of his March primary campaign and could easily spend more to put the fall race away. But much as in 2016 when he came within a point of blowing reelection in the coastal 49th CD (in 2018, he saw the blue wave coming and didn't seek reelection), he's still dark on San Diego's airwaves with less than eight weeks to go before the election.
This race is still a serious "reach" for Democrats. Campa-Najjar, a 31-year-old former Labor Department official, ran against Hunter in 2018 and lost 48 percent to 52 percent, despite
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