California’s 49th Congressional District is in the State of California. The district, since 2003 has been represented by Republican Darrell Issa.
The district currently covers the Northern Coastal areas of San Diego County, including the cities of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas, as well as a small portion of Southern Orange County. Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton is in this district.
In the 2016 election, Darrell Issa won by a margin of less than 1 percentage point. In the 2018 election, this district is considered to be a major battleground that could determine control of the United States House of Representatives. Representative Issa has announced that he will not seek re-election. Democrat Mike Levin and Republican Diane Harkey are running to succeed Issa in the November 6th election.