By Christopher Cadelago, Sacramento Bee
Rep. Tom McClintock, a longtime lawmaker and favorite of conservatives in California, has repelled repeated challenges – the latest in 2014 from a fellow Republican.
McClintock, of Elk Grove, easily overcame an intraparty showdown with military officer Art Moore. Now, he faces a more traditional opponent in Democrat Bob Derlet, a professor emeritus at UC Davis who formally launched his uphill campaign Monday
Derlet, 66, is new to politics, and the 4th Congressional District’s lopsided Republican registration likely will make things difficult for him.