Campaign 2010

Jan 16, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman McKeon’s Retirement in CA-25

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Buck McKeon announced his retirement in California’s 25th Congressional District.

“Congressman McKeon is getting in a crowded line of Republican moderates who are abandoning John Boehner’s broken Congress so that they don’t have to defend their party’s indefensible priorities to the voters. Congressman McKeon’s retirement puts yet another Republican-held seat into reach for Democrats, as he joins the likes of Tom Latham, Jon Runyan and Frank Wolf and others in rejecting the irresponsible behavior of their party.

“In this competitive district, Democrats will stand behind a candidate who is dedicated to working across the aisle to solve problems for hardworking California families and who will put a premium on creating jobs and growing the middle class. Meanwhile, Republicans are already facing yet another divisive primary where they will compete in a brutal race to the right.”

BACKGROUND:

  • President Obama won the district in 2008 and nearly won in 2012.
  • Approximately 37.9 percent of CA-25 residents are of Hispanic or Latino descent.

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