Democrats Officially Pick Up 40 Seats as GOP Rep. David Valadao Finally Concedes
On Thursday afternoon, a month after the midterm elections, Republican Rep. David Valadao finally conceded in his race against Democrat TJ Cox.
With California’s 21st congressional district going blue, the Democrats have officially picked up 40 seats in this midterm cycle and won seven Republican-held seats in California—all of which voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
“Representing the Central Valley in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime,” Valadao said in a concession statement.
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