Republican David Valadao had flipped another blue seat red for Republicans, this one in California’s 21st district.
Per the Fresno Bee “Valadao, the challenger for the district, leads Rep. TJ Cox, D-Fresno, by 1,618 votes after the latest update from Kern County. Cox trimmed 178 votes from Valadao’s lead on Friday.
With the number of votes left to count from Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties dwindling, the lead was enough for Dave Wasserman, U.S. House editor for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report and NBC News contributor.
“I’ve seen enough. David Valadao (R) defeats Rep. T.J. Cox (D) in #CA21, bringing the House GOP’s net gain to 9 seats so far,” he tweeted on Friday.”
The Associated Press has not yet called the race but RealClearPolitics has called the race fo Valadao as well.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 21, 2020