California Democrat Rep Poised to Lose to GOP Challenger

The GOP looks poised to flip a congressional seat in California currently held by a Democrat.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Republican challenger Michelle Steel is poised to unseat California Democratic representative Harley Rouda as the GOP looks to expand on its unexpected House gains.

The Democrat has failed to thwart Republican attacks over his scandal-plagued business record. As a real estate executive, Rouda terminated his employees’ health care and retirement benefits. His businesses were subject to hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax liens over a 17-year period.

Republican candidates are also leading in two additional California swing districts and are close behind in a third. Former Republican congressman David Valadao leads Rep. T.J. Cox (D.) by nearly 4 points, with an estimated 83 percent of the vote recorded, according to the New York Times. Cox also faced criticism on tax issues. The Democrat in March voted against a bill to require members of Congress to disclose tax liens while owing nearly $145,000 in unpaid federal income taxes. Months earlier, Cox wrongfully claimed his $1 million second home in Maryland as his primary residence when selling the property.

In California’s 39th Congressional District, incumbent representative Gil Cisneros (D.) trails Republican challenger Young Kim by more than 3,500 votes. And in the state’s 25th district, Rep. Mike Garcia (R.) is within 0.4 points of liberal state legislator Christy Smith. Just months ago, he became the first California Republican to flip a Democratic seat since 1998, beating Smith by 12 points in a May special election.

Steel’s current lead is 7,300 votes and The Free Beacon estimates that 7,000 votes remain. If the GOP continues to pick off these close races it will be one of the best years on record for Congressional Republicans who will only look to retake the majority in 2022.

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James L Moore
James L Moore
9 days ago

Steel won and Rouda has already conceded. Good riddance he is a real jerk.

Mark
Mark
9 days ago

those Poor DemoRats, losing their hold on the people of California. looks like some in California finally woke up to the facts that the DemonRats are NOT what they say they are.

Larry D. Haight
Larry D. Haight
9 days ago
Reply to  Mark

California is a sinking ship. If there is more republican representation as the ship sinks, democrats can aver, The Republicans did it!

Robin Rosenblatt
9 days ago

I vote for the Republicans. Thank God,

Sandra Petti
Sandra Petti
8 days ago

Next is to get rid of Newsome

SDOFAZ
SDOFAZ
8 days ago

Fix the software from Venezuela via Canada and the dim wits will lose a whole bunch more including the presidency. This is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the USA in history. Take these socialist DNC dim wits down and the foreign tools as well. This is the USA and not yet a banana republic like the Bozo and Joe crowd want us to be!

Becky
Becky
7 days ago

Go back to ONE DAY voting. No ‘mail in’ EVER again. Absentee only for absent vets and disabled. No others.
Count the ballots ON SCENE and report vote tallies.

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