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In coastal OC congressional race, climate change skeptic hopes to defend seat

Republican Dana Rohrabacher, left, represents the 48th Congressional District, in Orange County. Democrat Harley Rouda, right, is challenging him in a tight race.
Republican Dana Rohrabacher, left, represents the 48th Congressional District, in Orange County. Democrat Harley Rouda, right, is challenging him in a tight race.
Photo of Rohrabacher by Annie Lesser for KPCC; Photo of Rouda courtesy of Harley Rouda for Congress

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Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has supported President Donald Trump on nearly every front, including Trump's calls for ending the Russia election meddling investigation and his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accords. 

In a few weeks, Rohrabacher will try to defend his seat at the ballot box against Republican-turned-Democrat Harley Rouda. Voters and pollsters say the candidates' approach to environmental concerns is a key issue in the race. 

Read more on LAist.com: In This Congressional Race, A Surfing Climate Change Skeptic Faces An Ex-Republican Turned Liberal


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