Voters Fed Up: Republican Wins California Congressional Seat Held by Democrat in Special Election


A Republican has captured a seat once held by the Democrat Party in a California special election on Wednesday.

Republican Mike Garcia, a U.S. military veteran, won the seat once held by Democrat Rep. Katie Hill who resigned over her abhorrent behavior in office. Hill’s resignation spurred the special election to fill out her term.

Democrats assumed that Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) would easily win and keep the seat in Democrat hands, but Garcia outflanked the Democrats. Smith conceded defeat on Wednesday afternoon.

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Garcia’s win is temporary as he will only hold the seat until the general election in November when he will run for a full term. He is set to face Smith in a re-match at that time.

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Garcia issued a statement declaring that he was “ready to go to work.”

“After seeing more results last night, it is clear that our message of lower taxes and ensuring we don’t take liberal Sacramento dysfunction to Washington prevailed,” he said.

California is not the only place Republicans won a special election.

Republican Tom Tiffany also won a special in Wisconsin, taking the Seventh Congressional District for his party.

Tiffany won a convincing victory against Democrat Tricia inker with a 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent final tally.

Tiffany was openly endorsed by Donald Trump, so t appears that the president’s nod didn’t hurt Tiffany even a little bit.

Zunker lost despite pulling in endorsements from big names such as Elizabeth Warren.

Like Garcia, Tiffany will have to run for a full term in November.

The seat was vacated by Republican Sean Duffy who retired last September.

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