Darrell Issa

California GOP Congressman Darrell Issa narrowly retains seat

California GOP Congressman Darrell Issa narrowly retains seat

The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.

Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated Marine-turned-lawyer Doug Applegate after a bitter contest in in the 49th District north of San Diego.

Unofficial returns Monday showed Issa holding a 2,348-vote edge, with only a small number of votes left to tally. Vote-counting extended for weeks after the election as officials tallied late-arriving mail ballots and those filled out at polling places.

For years, the eight-term congressman and chief antagonist of President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced scant competition in the Republican-leaning district. But Donald Trump's presence on the top of the...

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