California Democrat John Garamendi has found himself in one of the most competitive races we’ve seen in the Golden State in years.
It didn’t start out that way, but redistricting has shifted Garamendi’s district from solid Democrat to a real toss-up. Meanwhile, the congressman’s own missteps, votes and campaign fumbles have put him in a dicey spot as he seeks another term.
Add all that together and it explains why Garamendi began airing recycled television ads from a past campaign in March – an extremely odd and early move for an incumbent to make.
This new district includes large agricultural areas,...