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Democrat Christy Smith Concedes In CA-25 Special Election As Republican Mike Garcia Claims Victory

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The race to fill the remainder of ex-Rep. Katie Hill's term in California's 25th District, includng Palmdale, Santa Clarita and Simi Valley, is over.

Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith conceded to Republican former Navy pilot Mike Garcia this afternoon. Smith said she will go back to work in Sacramento and turn her attention to November, when the two will face off for a full term.

"[T]his is only one step in this process, and I look forward to having a vigorous debate about the issues in the upcoming November 2020 election, Smith added.

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