NBC News Los Angeles reports:
Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California late on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the state’s 39th District seat.
The Cisneros victory cements a stunning political realignment that will leave a vast stretch of the Los Angeles metropolitan area under Democratic control in the House.
With Kim’s defeat, four Republican-held House districts all or partly in Orange County, California, a one-time nationally known GOP stronghold southeast of Los Angeles, will have shifted in one election to the Democratic column. The change means that the county — Richard Nixon’s birthplace and site of his presidential library — will only have Democrats representing its residents in Washington next year.
Just received a call from @YoungKimCD39 — I want to congratulate her on a hard fought race and I thank her for her public service. I pledge to represent everyone in #CA39, both those that voted for me and those that didn’t. I will be our district’s voice in Washington.
— Gil Cisneros (@GilCisnerosCA) November 18, 2018