AGAINST THE GRAIN

Republicans betting on a political upset in California

Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia looks like a grade-A recruit for House Republicans. If he scores a surprise victory, Republicans will flip a blue seat in the state for the first time in 22 years.

In this Jan. 28 photo, 25th District congressional candidate and former Navy combat pilot Mike Garcia addresses supporters in Simi Valley, Calif.
AP Photo/Michael Blood
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