All eyes have been on five hotly contested Congressional races in California where Democrats hoped to create a blue wave. While it was impossible to call them on Tuesday night, here's who came out ahead and which races have yet to be called.
California’s 10th Congressional District
As of now, Rep. Jeff Denham (R) has 50.6 percent of the vote while Democratic challenger Josh Harder has 49.4 percent of the vote.
The race has yet to be called because of the number of absentee, provisional and conditional ballots that still have to be counted, SF Gate reported.
The Stanislaus County Clerk’s office says they still have THOUSANDS of ballots left to count. Legally, they have until December 6th to finish counting and certify the final results. @ABC10 pic.twitter.com/VI4LW3ekpB— Lena Howland (@LenaHowland) November 7, 2018
California’s 25th Congressional District
Democratic darling Katie Hill ousted Rep. Steve Knight (R) in CA-25. She won with 51.3 percent of the vote, compared to Knight's 48.7 percent.
Republican Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale conceded to Democratic challenger Katie Hill as votes were still being counted in the race to represent California’s 25th Congressional District in northern Los Angeles County. https://t.co/kQdGMWCN6e— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 7, 2018
California’s 39th Congressional District
Republican Young Kim will now replace Rep. Ed Royce (R), who is retiring. Kim won with 51.3 percent of the vote. Her Democratic opponent, Gil Cisneros, had 48.7 percent of the vote.
Kim is now the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress.
So @Morning_Joe ticks off a list of “first” female candidates In the House and excluded Young Kim, the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. She’s a Republican. @morningmika @JoeNBC pic.twitter.com/BAp8EazbOv— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 7, 2018
California’s 45th Congressional District
We're still waiting on the results from this race. Rep. Mimi Walters (R) is currently winning with 51.7 percent of the vote, compared to her opponent, Katie Porter, who had 48.3 percent of the vote.
This is another race that is too close to call, although Walters is confident in her lead.
.@MimiWalters confident that lead in early returns will hold. "Nancy Pelosi had to go after me in order to get the gavel back"...said Dems poured "millions and millions" into the race bc it's the only way they could try to take a seat they've never won before. #Midterms2018— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) November 7, 2018
California’s 49th Congressional District
Rep. Darrell Issa (R), who announced his retirement earlier this year, is now being replaced by Democrat Mike Levin. Levin beat out Republican opponent Diane Harkey with 53.5 percent of the vote. Harkey came in with 46.5 percent.
BREAKING: Democrat Mike Levin wins election to U.S. House in California's 49th congressional district. #APracecall at 12:25 p.m. PST. @AP election coverage: https://t.co/miEWlbTVZW #Election2018 #CAelection— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 7, 2018
And...in a bonus toss up, is California's 48th Congressional District.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) was unseated by Democratic challenger Harley Rouda who came in with 50.7 percent of the vote. Rohrabacher ended the night with 49.3 percent of the vote.
Liberals were quick to celebrate Rohrabacher's defeat.
The defeat of Dana Rohrabacher is being celebrated all over the world. It’s even trending in London https://t.co/oXc4jcb9sk— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) November 7, 2018
Dana Rohrbacher, the most pro-Russian figure in Washington, is out https://t.co/NP0feg6Skw— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) November 7, 2018
Looks like Putin's favorite Congressman @DanaRohrabacher lost yesterday. Guess Putin will have to depend on his favorite senator @RandPaul from now on (and his favorite president @realDonaldTrump) https://t.co/TXyatSArNX— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) November 7, 2018