OC remains key battleground in 2022 midterms

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Demographic changes alongside a dramatic, continuous drop in population have shifted the political landscape in California politics.

Garden variety district changes, along with important district shifts in Rep. Katie Porter’s 45 congressional district and Devin Nunes’ departure from politics, have thrown a wrench into the 2022 midterms.


What You Need To Know

  • California lost one congressional seat, dropping its influence from 54 seats to 53
  • Political consultant Tab Berg said the California delegation is not known for working together, negating the relevance of a lost seat
  • The shift reduced the number of districts that touch Orange County from seven to six
  • Republicans took two seats in Orange County in 2020, seats the national party is likely to invest heavily into retaining

Changes were expected, as was the relatively late arrival of a complete…

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