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Los Angeles Times: Nine weeks before election day, here are the 12 California congressional races we're watching

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Tough fight for an incumbent in Silicon Valley

In the 17th Congressional District, Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) faces a tough re-election fight against fellow Democrat and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, who finished 1.7% ahead of the eight-term congressman in the primary.

With 37.4% of the vote, Honda had the worst primary showing of any California incumbent.

The two clashed for the Silicon Valley seat in 2014, with Honda squeezing out a win by 3.6 percentage points. This time Honda has a year-old ethics investigation over his head and Khanna has poached some of his endorsements. Gonzales said Honda is “in a really vulnerable position,” adding, “The race is not moving in the Congressman’s direction.”