A relatively shocking prediction from Novak:
According to Novak, Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), “who has been criticized on ethical grounds, will not seek a 16th term next year.”
“Lewis came under fire last year for pouring millions of dollars worth of earmarks into his heavily Republican southern California district. He has not apologized and vigorously defended himself behind closed doors in the House Republican Conference.”
The federal website for Lewis, CA-41, is nearly inactive. The last post on the front page is March 13, 2007. Odd that he would be that inactive. He has had zero effective opposition in my memory. It may be unlikely that he will leave office voluntarily. He is entrenched and well-funded.
It is a very, very large district and heavily Republican. If Novak is correct and it was an Open Seat race, a Democrat might have a chance. It would need to be a well-funded campaign. CA-41 has been growing in population and it is changing the electorate. It may be time for a good candidate to take up the challenge.