You know he was indicted for stealing a car (case dismissed), arrested for a weapons charge and has been accused of arson/insurance fraud? All of this came out BEFORE he ran for office.
I'd like to look into that when I have more time, but I found something interesting.
Issa's wiki page makes hay out of a claim that Issa "claimed his unit provided security for President Richard Nixon, sweeping stadiums for bombs prior to games in the 1971 World Series" but that "a 1998 investigation by the San Francisco Examiner found these claims were not true, since Nixon had not attended any of that year's World Series games."
Strangely, I (not a "journalist") in five minutes found:
1971 World Series Fast Facts
Date / Box Score 10-11-1971
Location Memorial Stadium
1st Pitch From To
Pat Nixon (Wife of Richard Nixon) Ellie Hendricks
Obviously, that's not a huge deal, but the sources of the negative information about Issa seem to be one article "a 1998 investigation by the San Francisco Examiner" and another on January 24, 2011 by the New Yorker basically re-hashing the old stuff.
If they went through the trouble of misrepresenting the Nixon thing, I wonder what else they misrepresented?