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Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez Wins Special Election To Represent California's 34th District In Congress

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Current Assemblyman soon-to-be Congressman Jimmy Gomez. (Photo courtesy of Jimmy Gomez)
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Update: [10:47 p.m.] Robert Lee Ahn has conceded, making Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez California's next Congressional representative, according to the L.A. Times.

Angelenos once again headed to the polls on Tuesday, this time to fill the Congressional seat vacated earlier this year by the now state attorney general Xavier Becerra. Quick refresher: former California attorney general Kamala Harris's ascendance to the Senate set off a game of political musical chairs: Governor Brown appointed Becerra to replace Harris as state AG, meaning Becerra's Congressional seat representing L.A.'s 34 District was suddenly open for business.

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There were plenty of contenders hoping to represent the district, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, and parts of northeast L.A., and 23 candidates vied for the seat in a special election in April. State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez and public interest lawyer Robert Lee Ahn advanced to today's runoff after emerging as the top two candidates in the April primary.

The polls closed at 8 p.m., and Gomez holds a slight lead over Ahn in the early returns.

Here's a live update of the vote tally, thanks to our friends at Decision Desk HQ: