Dan Morain

Take a number: Why Rep. Devin Nunes doesn’t seem worried about the 2018 mid-term

The Nunes Memo vs. the Schiff Memo

There are now two memos agitating Washington. One from Representative Devin Nunes and one from Representative Adam B. Schiff. Feeling confused? You’re not alone.
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There are now two memos agitating Washington. One from Representative Devin Nunes and one from Representative Adam B. Schiff. Feeling confused? You’re not alone.

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:

 
Opinion

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

White

40.6 percent

54.7

Latino

46

26.2

Bachelor’s degree

23.5

43.4

Poverty

20.8

15.5

Democrat

32.8

49.7

Republican

42.8

18.23

Decline to state

19.3

27.3

Per capita income

$23,783

$37,931

Median home value

$208,000

$649,000

There are now two memos agitating Washington. One from Representative Devin Nunes and one from Representative Adam B. Schiff. Feeling confused? You’re not alone.

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