Capps's old district, an approximately 200-mile ribbon of California coastline, was long held up as an example of the excesses of gerrymandering. Her new 24th District stretches further inland, containing more Republican voters and a strong Republican challenger in former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. Garamendi, meanwhile, lost Democratic-leaning areas northeast of the San Francisco Bay from his old district and had them replaced by new, Republican-leaning territory north of Sacramento. Based on its recent actions, the National Republican Congressional Committee believes that Garamendi may be vulnerable. It has already run TV advertisements against the Democrat in his new district.
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