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California’s 48th Congressional District: Interview with Democrat Harley Rouda




Democratic congressional candidate Harley Rouda (CA-48) speaks at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California.
Democratic congressional candidate Harley Rouda (CA-48) speaks at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California.
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The 48th District in Orange County, California, is bracing for a heated congressional race.

Voters will choose between incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and Democrat businessman Harley Rouda in the general election on Nov. 6. Rohrabacher, who has been in Congress for three decades, is seeking what would be his 16th term in office.

California's 48th Congressional District runs along the Southern California coast from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel and includes Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo and Fountain Valley. It is one of the 23 Republican-held districts that voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. And Democrats see the district as part of a rising Democratic tide in Orange County. Today, Harley Rouda  joins Larry to discuss his campaign.

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Guest:

Harley Rouda, Democratic candidate for California’s 48th Congressional District which encompasses Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo and Fountain Valley; he tweets @HarleyRouda