Tuesday is primary day in California, and the primaries for seats in the U.S. House are drawing plenty of attention since many of the districts look very different as a result of reapportionment following the 2010 census.
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State Senator Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks, is running for an open seat in the 26th district.
Strickland explains why he is running for Congress after 14 years in the state legislature. He describes his famous role in exposing the expensive energy contracts that crippled California with rolling blackouts in the last decade. Strickland also explains why the jobs picture and debt totals under Obama's stewardship are unacceptable and what actions he would pursue if elected to Congress.
The son of a career military officer, Strickland says he is most concerned about Israel and a nuclear Iran on the international stage. And he artfully dodges a question on what type of Republican he would be in Congress.