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Republican Michelle Steel Unseats Democrat In California, Only 2nd Time In 2 Decades

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Republican Michelle Steel defeated first-term Democrat incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda for California’s 48th District seat on Tuesday, marking only the second time in more than two decades that a Republican has unseated a sitting Democrat in the state.

“This victory has been hard-fought and hard-won, and I could not be more humbled to have your support nor more honored to serve our community in Congress. Now, let’s get to work,” Steel tweeted Tuesday.

This victory has been hard-fought and hard-won, and I could not be more humbled to have your support nor more honored to serve our community in Congress. Now, let’s get to work. #CA48 pic.twitter.com/5aVvsvABiw

“We did not win this election,” Rouda said in a statement Tuesday. “And while it isn’t the outcome we had hoped for, it’s never been more important for our leaders to hear the voice of the people, and to accept their judgment. I do.”

Thanks to the incredible energy brought by our thousands of grassroots volunteers, I was proud to be the first Democrat ever to represent #CA48. Serving the people here has been the honor of my life. https://t.co/up1YVZTnuU

“But I also believe there’s something bigger at stake here than this one election. There i… (Read more)

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