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Issa Wins Endorsements From Both Major Newspapers In CA-49

Congressman Darrell Issa was endorsed for re-election by both of the major newspapers in his district, the Orange County Register and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

In this week’s endorsement, the San Diego Union Tribune wrote:

“Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, has been an effective, influential congressman almost since he began representing north San Diego County in 2001…

Issa has been very constructive on lower profile issues, a point he made in his interview with the Union-Tribune Editorial Board. He has strong relations with Silicon Valley and won passage of the first federal open data law — the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. It forced the federal government to put much more agency budget information online for public review. His tech background and energy make him a key player on the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

…Issa is more likely to be able to get things done for his district and California, especially with Republican control of the House seemingly likely until redistricting in 2022.”

In last week’s endorsement, the OC Register wrote:

“…we find no reason to unseat Issa, who has remained a consistent voice for fiscal responsibility and limited government during his time in our nation’s capital.

Therefore, he has our endorsement.

Issa spoke of the need to rein in government spending, cut bureaucratic red tape and get more Americans working. He also spoke knowledgeably on veterans’ issues and the need to better serve those who serve us.

Rep. Issa most recently introduced a bill that would allow cities more control over sober-living homes, which have become a sore spot in many cities across the county.”