Republican incumbent Mike Garcia defeated Democrat Christy Smith in California’s 25th congressional district.
CA25 covers northern Los Angeles County and a part of eastern Ventura County in Southern California.
The congressional race finally came to an end Monday after weeks of counting ballots.
Republican Mike Garcia won by 339 votes after the last batch of ballots was counted.
🚨L.A. County posts (I believe) its final update, adding 388 votes in #CA25 that break 58.5%/41.5% for Democrat @ChristyForCA25, trimming incumbent Republican @MikeGarcia2020‘s margin by 66 votes, leaving him with a 339-vote lead. https://t.co/g2z7q3rMMK
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) December 1, 2020
“My focus is on representing all constituents in CA-25,” Garcia said. “In the short term, this means pushing to get federal relief to those who are most impacted by COVID, individuals and small businesses. It’s been a tough election, but the fight has been worth it. I am looking forward to two more years. Thank you CA-25!”
Christy Smith conceded Monday evening.
“This is not the end result we fought for, but I am proud of the strong, grassroots campaign we ran,” Smith, D-Santa Clarita, said in a concession statement. “Over the last few weeks, our attorneys reviewed thousands of uncounted ballots and our campaign volunteers undertook an extraordinary effort to cure hundreds of votes throughout the district that may not have been counted. We exhausted every possible option, and did everything within our power to ensure that every voice in this election was heard. Nonetheless, we came up short.”
— Christy Smith (@ChristyforCA25) December 1, 2020
So far not one Republican incumbent lost reelection in Congress in 2020 and 3 seats flipped red in California yet the Democrat-media complex expects us to believe President Trump lost the election.
13 FLIPS SO FAR!#CA21 @dgvaladao#CA39 @YoungKimCA#CA48 @MichelleSteelCA#FL26 @CarlosGimenezFL#FL27 @MaElviraSalazar#IA01 @hinsonashley#MI03 @VoteMeijer#MN07 @FischbachMN7#NM02 @Yvette4congress#NY11 @NMalliotakis#OK05 @stephaniebice#SC01 @NancyMace#UT04 @BurgessOwens
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 28, 2020