Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.
“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”
For members of Congress weighing if another run is worth the hassle, the time to decide is fast approaching.
Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.
The 10 G.O.P. lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump face angry primary voters and challengers inspired or endorsed by the former president. So far, only one has given up on re-election.