Harley Rouda is declaring victory in his bid to unseat Dana Rohrabacher in the race for the 48th Congressional District in Orange County. The Democratic challenger said today "my staff and I are now confident that we have won the Congressional race."
A spokesman for the Republican representative says Rohrabacher still has hopes of being re-elected.
Rouda is a former Republican who wants to protect health care coverage, Social Security and Medicare. Rohrabacher has been criticized by Democrats for his relations with Russia and for backing President Trump's policies on illegal immigration.
The 48th Congressional District covers Orange County's coastal communities including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Midway City and Seal Beach.
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