It's All Political

Congressional Underdogs’ Uphill Fight Against Incumbents

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Joseph Rocha and Tamika Hamilton have overcome long odds their whole lives. Now Rocha, a Democrat from the San Diego area, is challenging one of the richest members of the House, Darrell Issa. Hamilton, a Republican from Dixon, is making a second run at longtime incumbent John Garamendi. They talk to Joe Garofoli about the challenges they face in trying to break into one of the nation’s most exclusive clubs: Congress. | Unlimited Chronicle access:

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