Fresno prosecutor Andrew Janz never expected to be running for Congress, but he says the tipping point was when his representative, Devin Nunes, "mishandled classified information" on the Russia investigation.
That's when the Fresno County deputy district attorney decided to jump in.
"Defeating Devin Nunes would be a great service to the country," Janz told KQED while campaigning at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego on Friday. "He's really working every day to undermine the special prosecutor's investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 election."
Janz, 34, has the serious demeanor of, well, a prosecutor. "I'm in front of a jury all the time, and I always try to convey a sense of urgency," he said. "I'm working on having a little more of a smile, but I think people are looking for serious folks in government."
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report doesn't include Nunes' district in its list of "competitive" House races. It's solid red. Nunes defeated Democrat Louie Campos in 2016 by a whopping 35 percentage points.