With Sen. Tom McClintock's announcement that he will run for Congress in Northern California's 4th District, it seems an apt time to review a peculiar fact about his electoral record: He's never lost an election in nine tries in Ventura County, but outside of his home territory he is 0-for-5.
His record on the road:
-- a 1992 loss in a race for Congress in a San Fernando Valley-based district.
-- a 1994 loss in a statewide race for controller.
-- a 2002 loss in a statewide race for controller.
-- a 2003 loss in the gubernatorial recall campaign.
-- a 2006 loss in a statewide race for lieutenant governor.
Maybe 2008 will be the year he racks up his first away win.