Rouda defeats Rohrabacher in Southern California

FILE - In this July 17, 2007 file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary hearing on the prosecution of Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, two former Border Patrol agents imprisoned for shooting a drug smuggler in the backside as he sprinted toward Mexico. Rohrabacher's suggestion Friday, June 10, 2011, during a trip to Baghdad, that Iraq repay the United States for the money it has spent in the country has stirred anger, with an Iraqi lawmaker ridiculing the idea as "stupid" and others saying Iraqis should be compensated for the hardships they've endured. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Democrat Harley Rouda on Saturday claimed victory in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District, unseating 15-term incumbent Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in one of the most anticipated House contests of the 2018 election cycle.

Rouda’s victory is sure to energize Democrats, who’ve galvanized to flip several House seats in the traditionally heavily Republican enclave of Orange County in Southern California since 2016.

His win adds further padding to Democrats’ majority in the chamber after the party picked up 30 seats on Election Day, and it brings to a close the nearly three-decade tenure of the pro-Russia representative often referred to by critics as “Putin’s favorite congressman.”

Though ballots are still being counted, Saturday’s tally showed Rouda with 52 percent of the vote and about 8,500 more votes than Rohrabacher, according to the Associated Press. …

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  1. How do democrats win hotly contested elections? Count, recount and contest again with shyster lawyers till you get the result you want! Absolute general garbage crapola! We in ka ka land of the mexifornia leftist coast are in for liberal political chicanery the likes never seen since Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s! Buckle up folks it’s gonna be a HORRENDOUS ride, will the state survive? Who knows but if “gruesome” tries to confiscate guns and he might, there will be HEAVY push back!

  2. I agree. How could this not be occurring in this progressive state?
    Plenty of bias liberals to go around and get their hands into everything.
    So, question is, what should/could we do about this since it is a national issue right now. Will the GOP demand a recount on this election result?

  3. A totally incompetent Republican Party in California.. Whoda thunk it?

  4. Never once in the twenty years or so I’ve known Dana has he ever spoken Russian to me…..how can that be?

  5. We are in dire need for a Federal Revamping of voting rules and regulations to be given universally to affect each state. It is already out of control and about to get worse. There needs to be a unified common sense approach that is Federal law and punishment should be severe for any deviance.

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