The Nunes Memo vs. the Schiff Memo
As Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, fight over House Intelligence matters, voters might be forgiven for thinking they come from parallel universes. And though their districts aren’t all that far from one another, you’d never guess they’re both Californians. Here are some numbers, gleaned from the California Target Book, illustrating how different their districts are:
Like Schiff, Nunes wins reelection easily. Nunes significantly outpolled Donald Trump in 2016, winning his district by 67.5 percent while Trump carried the district with 52 percent over Hillary Clinton. In the 2014 mid-term, Nunes won with 72 percent of the vote over his hapless Democratic challenger. Oh, and he had $3.8 million in his campaign bank account. In other words, Democrats who think they can unseat Nunes believe in long-shots.
Devin Nunes, CD 22
Adam Schiff, CD 28
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