Republican flips northern California congressional seat
Correction: John Duarte is projected to win the race in California’s thirteenth congressional district.
Republican nominee John Duarte is projected to win the race in California’s thirteenth congressional district, beating his Democratic opponent, state Assemblyman Adam Grey.
The Related Press known as the race at 10:06 p.m. Friday.
Duarte, a farmer and businessman, will take over a seat lengthy held by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) who was compelled to run within the twelfth district because of the state’s redistricting.
The district has not elected a Republican since 1974 and Democratic voters outnumber Republicans 42 % to 24 % with greater than 21 % figuring out with no social gathering desire.
Regardless of the political social gathering make-up, the race was thought of to be one of many extra aggressive within the nation this yr and Duarte’s win is one among a number of seats key to Republicans gaining management of the Home.
Duarte, who runs a family-owned nursery in a largely agricultural space of the state, turned recognized in conservative circles for taking over the federal authorities over water rules.