California GOP now 0-for-200 since 1998
July 14, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers might take comfort in knowing that someone has a worst record than they do at the moment–the Californian Republican Party failed yet again this week to pick up a congressional seat held by a Democrat. The California GOP is now officially 0-for-200. [Smart Politics]
Democrat Janice Hahn’s special election victory over Craig Huey in the 36th District on Tuesday extended a Republican losing streak that dates back to 1998.
Democrats have now held their California U.S. House seats in 192 consecutive general election races over the last six cycles plus eight seats in special election races they have had to defend since 1999.
But while the Republicans are currently suffering through a 0-200 stretch in pick up attempts, Democrats have won seven GOP-held seats in California out of 125 general and special election matchups during this 13-year period, or a 6 percent pick-up rate.