US House District 45: What We Know So Far
(Last updated 12:20 a.m. Wednesday)
|Christopher J. Gonzales||3,121||2.5%|
These results reflect 100% of precincts reporting, according to the Secretary of State. Keep in mind that even after all precincts have been counted, there will still be ballots to count. In some cases, it could be weeks before the official outcome is clear.
ABOUT THIS RACE
Incumbent Democrat Katie Porter faces a line of six Republicans to return to Washington and represent communities like the City of Orange, Mission Viejo and Irvine.
Porter was the first Democrat elected to the 45th Congressional District in inland Orange County since the seat was created in 1983. She is a former protege of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat from Massachusetts who is now running for president.
The 45th is among key districts that went to Democrats two years ago as part of Orange County's blue wave. From our previous coverage:
It's getting increasingly challenging for the GOP in Orange County. Last August, the county's number of registered Democrats for the first time surpassed Republicans. All seven of its Congressional districts voted against candidate Trump in 2016.
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