Donald Trump, Dana Rohrabacher, California discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
Debate about personalities instead of about issues about addressing what is in front of our country, it became partisan politics party first country second mentality. And it's time to elect people are willing to reach cross you island get to work with the country, his Republican. Opponent is a southern California fixture. Fifteen term congressman Dana Rohrabacher this time. It seems to be a tougher race than you've had before. Well, this is a very tough race because we have a really a change in the basic electorate in the basic political flow in our country. Donald Trump has done what he said he was gonna do. He's gonna shake things up, and when you shake things up, but means that all of the old political ways of doing things and the political coalitions new coalitions are formed, and so sometimes it's to the good of Republicans. And sometimes it's not in your particular situation. Have there been some negative affects to your bid for reelection? Well, the negative impacts of my on my reelection have everything to do with the fact that. Mr. Trump's personality is different people. You know, they were upset when they differentiated Ronald Reagan that it seemed that Mr. Trump, our president didn't have the same sense of propriety, but you have to sometimes seem a little abrasive to get things done. And Trump is willing to do that the forty eighth district used to be solidly Republican. But the district is evolving, it's more diversified. There are more minorities and more Democrats, and rude is going after many of his opponents position I'm going against Dana Rohrabacher who's been there for thirty years and hasn't passed a single piece of legislation and fourteen years who has some of the most outlandish ideas, including training and arming children to protect our schools to not believing in climate change to sane that homeowners shouldn't have to sell their homes to LGBTQ individuals in the list goes on and on and on. He simply does not represent the values of the forty eighth district of California. And for that matter anybody in. America in twenty sixteen Hillary Clinton carried the forty eighth district by just under two points. That has given the Democrats hope but Rohrabacher points out. He also won the district in two thousand sixteen by more than sixteen point Hillary may have one down here. But that's because a lot of women who wanted there'd be a woman. President Obama didn't win down here at all. And my my opponent is more like Obama that is Hillary right now the race for the forty eighth district is viewed by most as a tossup Steve Futterman, CBS news Costa, Mesa, California. Meanwhile, Tuesday's elections could make history for women, especially voters and the first female Muslims to congress that includes Michigan democrat Rashida to leave who correspondent Rena nine in Matt the first thing I think about when somebody says you're going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment, we changed. The course of history at a time. We thought it was impossible. And that if you just believe. I believe in the possibility of someone like me. Well, many have focused on her faith receded to leave says this moment is so much more for it to happen at a moment where we really have felt this moment of darkness at a moment. Where Islamaphobia is such a high rate like you don't have to read the Koran to love me love the actions. Love the things that I do look at those and that will help people get beyond whatever fear or restoring typical thing that they might be thinking about I will uplift you in so many ways not to leave wondered democratic primary in August and his running in Michigan's thirteenth congressional district. If she wins, she'll be one of the first Muslim women in congress. What was the moment where it hits you think it's hit me yet? I think people don't realize just how much of a roller coaster it is. And it's hip. It's happy chaos right now. It's what I describe it as do you believe that a Muslim wave is coming to congress. I know I'm all for not ways, I'm all for owning the ocean, not Muslims. But. Women. Joins the hundreds of women running for office this year, and like many of these candidates. She's also a mom. Don't. Toledo was born in the mid seventies in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant. Parents. Her mom thought, the Ma says, she always believed her daughter would live the American dream. How does it feel to have your daughter be the next woman? She thinks God. Thank you. I'm the girl from southwest Detroit that didn't speak English when I started school. You know, I was my mother's translator entirely. Probably twelve years old. And I remember how people looked at her. I remember the different things that were happening to my family as as we were getting, you know, situated and Byner first home in south west he trade watching. My mother learned how to drive for the first time all of those experiences come with me and the cause closest to her heart immigration reform, your eyes well up when you talk about immigration. Yes. Why? So I went to a predominantly African American school. I didn't even understand like our immigration system. I knew my parents immigrated here, I think growing up in a community where your neighbors are impacted directly tart and talking about walls and separation and detaining children. I think the immigration system, we have demonized it do you feel that the Democratic Party is transforming into something different. I think it is a new time. It's a new era of the civil rights movement. It's time for a change Reno nine reporting, and there's a new effort underway to get people to vote..