California Republican admits ‘the Grand Old Party is dead’ as Democrats rack up more House seats
A few Congressional races were called in California one week after the midterm election.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Central Valley Republican Rep. Jeff Denham lost his seat to Democrat Josh Harder Tuesday evening as counting continued.
The win came after Republican Rep. Mimi Walters lost to challenger Katie Porter.
Meanwhile, Republican Young Kim was trying to fill the GOP seat of retiring Rep. Ed Royce. She was down a few votes, but as the numbers continue to roll in, her lead shrank even more. The race is still too close to call.
“The California Republican Party isn’t salvageable at this time,” ex-Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen wrote on the CalMatter site. “The Grand Old Party is dead — partly because it has failed to separate itself from today’s toxic, national brand of Republican politics.”
Democrats are still ahead in seven out of 10 races.