2018 house races

Korean American Falls Short as Jimmy Gomez Wins Becerra Seat

California State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) won a runoff election Tuesday to replace former Rep. Xavier Becerra as the U.S. Representative for the 34th congressional district, defeating an effort by attorney Robert Lee Ahn to become the first Korean-American member of Congress.

Jimmy Gomez (Mary Hodge / Jimmy Gomez for Congress / Associated Press)

FLEISCHMAN: 6 Reasons California Republicans Voted to Replace Obamacare

When Speaker Paul Ryan finally called last week for a vote of the House of Representatives for the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Republican plan described by Ryan as the “repeal and replace” bill for Obamacare, there seemed to be some surprise that the entire 14-member California Republican delegation voted for it.

Kevin McCarthy Charlie Spiering AP

Report: Darrell Issa Moving Left to Save His Seat

A new report in the Orange County Register suggests that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) of San Diego has turned to the left after nearly losing his congressional seat in the 2016 election, in a state where being anti-Trump may help (or not).

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., talks to a reporter in the media filing room before the Repub