Yes, it’s a long shot, but he has thrown all his chips in on riding the Trump train, and while his district is conservative, it’s not like he’s living in Georgia or Alabama. IIRC, Trump carried his district by 10 points, which is not a dominant victory. According to Politico, Nunes votes with Trump 98 percent of the time, yet their data predicts that he would (should?) vote with Trump 82% of the time, which I would interpret to mean that he might be relying on Trump too much. This is especially interesting given the fact that Trump has just launched a trade war (not particularly good for California farm country) and just got exposed as Putin’s puppet on the world stage.
Even more interesting, while Devin Nunes has dominated Janz in fundraising, he seems more concerned with attacking the Fresno Bee newspaper than his actual opponent. One has to wonder if this could completely backfire. I guess the real question is, is it possible that Devin Nunes spends so much of his time attacking his imagined nemeses that he ignores his actual opponent, and gets schlonged on election night? If I were the DNC, I would be sending some serious money and muscle Janz’s way. What better way to stun the right than to defeat its biggest asshole?