California Republican Rep. David Valadao elected to represent the state's 22nd Congressional District

Posted 11 days ago


Republican Rep. David Valadao will win re-election over Democratic challenger Rudy Salas for California's 22nd Congressional District, The Associated Press projects.

Valadao, who is currently representing California’s 21st District, sought re-election in the neighboring district after congressional lines were redrawn in the state. The district now includes portions of Kern, Kings and Tulare counties.

The high-stakes race was one of 10 key California contests in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, which could ultimately determine if Republicans regain a majority in the House of Representatives.

Valadao is one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and Democrats saw the election as an opportunity to capitalize on his vote. The newly redrawn district lines also added more Democratic voters, favoring Democrats.... (Read more)