Ro Khanna

Khanna Unseats Honda in California's 17th District
All-Democratic race was a rematch from 2014

Ro Khanna also challenged fellow Democrat Mike Honda in 2014. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

 

Democrat Ro Khanna will defeat Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda in California’s 17th District, The Associated Press projects.

Five House Candidates Favored by Financiers
OpenSecret's 'Fab Five' got their biggest contributions from Wall Street

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton was the top House incumbent on CRP's list of candidates whose donations from Wall Street were at least twice as much as their next biggest donor group. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Two hopefuls top the list of House candidates who have gotten their biggest contributions this cycle from the securities and investment industries, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reports.  

An investigation by OpenSecrets.org reporter Will Tucker found five House candidates have received at least twice as much in contributions from Wall Street as their next highest donor industry.   

‘14 Losers Looking for Second Chance in ‘16
A dozen House candidates hoping to turn narrow losses into future victories

Illinois Democrat Brad Schneider is running against Rep. Robert Dold to reclaim his old seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In sports and in politics, losing by a little can be harder than losing by a lot. At least a dozen 2016 candidates are hoping that their close calls in 2014 were more than a mirage of a missed opportunity.  

California Republican Paul Chabot could barely get national GOP strategists to acknowledge his existence last cycle when he lost to Democrat Pete Aguilar, 52-48 percent, in the 31st District open-seat race.  

An Ethics Probe That Never Ends

Honda's primary opponent has hit him on an ethics review that may or may not come to anything.  (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

More than a year ago, the Office of Congressional Ethics began investigating whether Rep. Michael M. Honda’s staff crossed congressional duties with campaign activities. The case was later referred to the House Committee on Ethics, which in September indicated it would take up the review indefinitely.  

That has left the California Democrat open to constant hammering from his primary opponent’s campaign, which is stating allegations as fact and pointing to the nearly $100,000 that Honda has spent defending himself.