The Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman projected that Cisneros is "on track to complete the Dems' wipeout of GOP in Orange County", adding that it now seemed "virtually certain" that the county long known as the birthplace of the modern conservative movement and Richard Nixon's political base "will be represented by zero Republicans in Congress in 2019".
A Korean-American woman who was widely tipped as the victor of the U.S. House of Representatives seat in California's 39th congressional district eventually lost to her Republican rival Gil Cisneros after mail votes were counted on Saturday. They now have 232 seats called in their favor with the potential to win some of those five not-yet-called races.
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State Democrats had been chiding Meredith for not conceding. Democrats unseated Republican incumbents in two neighboring districts.
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"I'm a different kind of candidate", she had said.
Democrat Nathan McMurray is still fighting against Republican Representative Chris Collins for New York's 27th District. As absentee and military ballots continued to be tabulated, however, Cisneros suddenly took the lead on Wednesday night and continued to hold it. According to the Orange County Register, the average taxpayer saw a 45 percent tax increase as a result of the cap. Cindy Hyde-Smith will face off against Democrat Mike Espy.