Rep. Mike Garcia wins re-election to House in California’s 27th congressional district, giving the GOP a majority

Republican Rep. Mike Garcia, R-California, will win re-election in California’s 27th congressional district, defeating Democratic challenger Christy Smith, according to the Associated Press drafts.

The GOP now has enough seats to win the House, having reached the majority threshold of 218.

With control of the Senate now in the hands of the Democrats, all eyes are on the House. Rest 10 congressional seats at stake, California has eight who are still too close to call.

Garcia was first sworn in after a 2019 special election where he defeated Smith in their first congressional showdown. The congressman focused his 2022 midterm message on economic issues, the southern border and national security.

“We’re focused on getting the votes and delivering on our message which is security first, whether it’s national security, border security, but especially economic security right now,” he said. Garcia recently told Fox News “The Next Revolution.”

“That’s what people care about, they don’t care about the drama the left is inflicting on each other right now. They care about the economy.”

REPRESENTING. MIKE GARCIA ON THE CALIFORNIA BLUE RACE

Congressman Mike Garcia is running for reelection in the 2022 midterm.

Congressman Mike Garcia is running for reelection in the 2022 midterm.
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“At the end of the day, people don’t like it when you lie to them. This administration and the far left have lied to American voters,” Garcia said, pointing out that Biden administrations dealt with Afghanistan, the border south, funding the police. , and inflation.

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Garcia also pointed to a “blizzard of crises” over the past few months that caused the American public to ignore Biden’s abrupt withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

Christy Smith and Rep. Mike Garcia.

Christy Smith and Rep. Mike Garcia.
(Amy Sussman and Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)

As Garcia increased her lead over the Democrat, Smith thanked members of her team and the various groups who supported her campaign throughout the cycle, leading some supporters to believe she was conceding the race.

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The Democrat dismissed claims that she was accepting defeat, noting that her tweet thread was “not a concession. We must #Count every vote!”

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