Rep. Mike Honda is the only member on Roll Call’s
list with more than two terms under his belt
CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda is on the capitol’s endangered species list.
Roll Call named Honda’s 2016 re-election as one of the 10 most vulnerable in Congress.
Honda is facing a rematch next year with fellow Democrat Ro Khanna. The pair faced off last year in a lengthy and hard-fought election which Honda won by less than four percentage points.
Honda is the only member of the California congressional delegate named to the list, which Roll Call touted for its past accuracy. Seven of the 10 congressmembers named in 2014 were later defeated.
In addition, Honda, an eight-term South Bay congressman, is the only legislator on the list with more than two-terms in Washington. Seven are freshman congressmembers and two are in the second term.
Roll Call’s reasons for Honda’s vulnerabilities are clear. The strength of Khanna’s showing in 2014 coupled with his continued ability to outraise the incumbent remains evident. The difference this time may be a nagging ethics investigation into Honda’s previous campaign and whether they illegally commingled the work of the campaign staff and the taxpayer-funded congressional office.
What is not included in the piece is likely high-turnout due to the presidential general election may favor Honda, who counts strong support from labor.
According to an item I read earlier today in another Bay area paper, even a Congressional committee has serious misgivings about Mike Honda's “ethics.”
That is definitely the ultimate insult, and sort of similar to if a group composed of Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, John Gotti, and Pablo Escobar described someone as a crook.
Why would high turnout favor Honda? Don't presidential elections disproportionately boost moderates, independent and young voters? Didn't Khanna win those demographics last year? I would think the 2014 election, like any mid-term, favored die-hards, on both sides of the aisle, and would have been a worse of electorate for a challenger of the same party. What am I missing?
Even if Honda should manage to win re-election, it is very likely that creatures such as him, in other the phonies in Congress who pretend to be liberals, will find themselves as part of a still smaller group, and as the Republican Party most likely continues to pick up even more seats, so that he will be so miserable as a Democratic member of the House, that he will wish he had retired.
A major problem the DP and “liberals” such as Mike Honda have is that more and more of the general public is catching on to the fact the leadership of the DP is primarily composed of total phonies, snake oil salesmen, and big windbags, and who only pretend to be great liberals and wonderful humanitarians, but who are actually nothing more than sophisticated and fancy talking big windbags and blood sucking leeches.
For instance, some of the most important members of the DP are such multi millionaires as Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, but who do go through their extremely profitable choreographed charades of pretending to represent the poor,disenfranchised, and underprivileged.
However more and more of the general public is getting wise to what the leadership of the DP really stands for, and as a result in 2016 or 2018, or 2020 at the very latest the DP will be toast.