Republican Mike Garcia shocked everyone and humiliated Nancy Pelosi on her home turf.
Garcia won a special election in California for the House seat held by Dem Katie Hill. For the GOP to take back this seat, in California with all that is going is a terrible sign for Pelosi.
The Dems will try to spin this loss but they sure cannot afford to lose a lot of these swing districts or even GOP districts they stole in 2018. Moreover, Pelosi’s performance of late is pissing off her liberal base.
They think she gave a gift to Wall Street in the stimulus bills and they have a point – Pelosi has been promising the left she will get what they want in the next bill, etc. She is running out of time and the left may be running out of patience with her iron-fisted rule.
Either way, President Trump and the GOP win.
Breitbart reported that Trump celebrated Wednesday after Republican victories overnight in special elections in California and Wisconsin.
Trump posted: “Big Congressional win in California for Mike Garcia, taking back a seat from the Democrats. This is the first time in many years that a California Dem seat has flipped back to a Republican. Also, Tom Tiffany beat his Democrat rival BIG in Wisconsin. Two great Congressional WINS!”
Garcia defeated Democrat candidate Christy Smith by 12 points in the special election for the seat previously held by Democrat Rep. Katie Hill who resigned in disgrace in October 2019.
“I’m extremely humbled by this turnout and proud of the results so far and look forward to hopefully declaring victory very soon and getting to work in Washington, DC, for this beautiful 25th congressional district in California,” Garcia said in the 40-minute call with the California GOP insiders.
Republicans had held this seat for many years, but in 2016, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won the district by several percentage points over President Donald Trump.
While former Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) held the seat that year despite Clinton’s strong performance in the district, Knight ended up losing in 2018 in the midterm elections to now-former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA). Hill, whose sex scandals involving staffers caught national attention, was forced to resign, setting up this special election in which Garcia appears to be the likely winner.