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California 49th District


Post by Addie » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:21 pm


Associated Press
California GOP Congressman Darrell Issa narrowly wins seat

SAN DIEGO — The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job.

Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated Marine-turned-lawyer Doug Applegate after a bitter contest in in the 49th District north of San Diego.

Unofficial returns Monday showed Issa holding a 2,348-vote edge, with only a small number of votes left to tally. Vote-counting extended for weeks after the election as officials tallied late-arriving mail ballots and those filled out at polling places.

For years, the eight-term congressman and chief antagonist of President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced scant competition in the Republican-leaning district. But Donald Trump’s presence on the top of the ticket and diversifying electorate opened the way for a tight contest.

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