Mimi Walters’ district was one of four in Orange County, California, that mixed votes between Clinton and Republican representatives – making the county a key battleground in the Democratic Party’s effort to regain political power in Washington, D.C. Political analysts say that satisfying constituents while adhering to GOP wishes on issues such as health care and environment will be a delicate balance for Republicans in majority Democrat districts.
“We are in a whole different political environment,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at USC Price School of Public Policy. “They can’t rely on the old rules of politics to keep them in power.”
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