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HomeNewsElectionsRepublican Mike Garcia Leads in Special Election for CA-25 With 76% Reporting

Republican Mike Garcia Leads in Special Election for CA-25 With 76% Reporting

Voting, elections and state polls concept: Ballot box with state flag in the background - California. (Photo: AdobeStock)
Voting, elections and state polls concept: Ballot box with state flag in the background - California. (Photo: AdobeStock)
Voting, elections and state polls concept: Ballot box with state flag in the background – California. (Photo: AdobeStock)

Santa Clarita, Calif. (PPD) — Republican Mike Garcia leads Democrat Christy Smith by 12 points in the special election for California’s 25th Congressional District (CA-25). This contest was to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who resigned in disgrace amid a sex scandal involving her staffers.

UPDATE: Democrat Christy Smith Concedes to Republican Mike Garcia in California 25

CandidatePartyVotesPercent
Mike GarciaRepublican80,33756.0%
Christy SmithDemocrat62,99844.0
143,335 votes, 314 of 411 precincts reporting

Mr. Garcia, a graduate of Annapolis and veteran aviator-turned-contractor, leads with 56% of the vote with 76% reporting. State Rep. Smith, a former school board member and longtime local official, trails with 44% of the vote.

CountyGarciaSmithReporting
Los Angeles58,99347,38179%
Ventura20,55015,07561
141,999 votes, 314 of 411 precincts reporting

At time of writing, the percentage of vote reported ticked higher from 73% to 76%. It did not tighten the margin, though it is expected to tighten as late, harvested and provisional ballots historically lean heavily Democratic.

Republican Melissa Melendez is also leading 56% to 44% in the election for California Senate District 28. CA-SD-28 is largely Riverside. If the leads hold for Republicans in these two races and the , they’ll boast a flip.

UPDATE: Republican Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate District 28

Meanwhile, Republican Tom Tiffany easily defeated Tricia Zunker in the special election for Wisconsin’s Seventh Congressional District (WI-7). This contest was to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., who resigned for family reasons.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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