California GOP House member says Doolittle shouldn’t seek re-election
WASHINGTON ” Republican Congressman John Campbell of Orange County says it would be best if fellow GOP Representative John Doolittle doesn’t run for re-election.
Campbell, who made his comments Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press, is the first of Doolittle’s colleagues in the House to call publicly for him to step aside.
Doolittle, a nine-term conservative from Rocklin, is under federal investigation in the influence-peddling probe of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
He barely won re-election last year in one of the most conservative districts in California, and Republicans are growing increasingly concerned that next year he won’t survive.
The Fourth Congressional District includes the Lake Tahoe portion of El Dorado County.