Rep. Mike Garcia wins re-election to the House of Representatives in California’s 27th congressional district, earning the GOP majority

Republican Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., will win re-election in California’s 27th congressional district, defeating Democratic challenger Christy Smith, The Associated Press projects.

The GOP now has enough seats to win the House after hitting the 218 majority threshold.

With control of the Senate now firmly in the hands of Democrats, all eyes are on the House of Representatives. From the rest 10 congressional seats in play, California has eight who are still too close to call.

Garcia was first sworn into office following a 2019 special election in which he defeated Smith in their first congressional match. The congressman focused his 2022 mid-term message on economic issues, the southern border and national security.

“We are focused on getting the voices out and sticking to our message, which is primarily focused on security, be it national security, border security, but especially now economic security,” Garcia recently told Fox News. The next revolution.”

“That’s what people care about, they don’t care about the drama that the left is relaying to each other right now. They take care of the economy.”

REP. MIKE GARCIA ON RUNNING IN BLUE CALIFORNIA

Congressman Mike Garcia is running for re-election at the 2022 Midterms.

Congressman Mike Garcia is running for re-election at the 2022 Midterms.
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“The bottom line is that people don’t like it when you lie to them. This administration and the far left have lied to American voters,” Garcia said, highlighting the Biden administration’s handling of Afghanistan, the southern border, police depowering, and inflation.

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Garcia also highlighted a “crisis storm” in recent months that has caused the American public to overlook Biden’s rocky withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

Christy Smith and Rep. Mike Garcia.

Christy Smith and Rep. Mike Garcia.
(Amy Sussman and Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

As Garcia widened his lead over the Democrat, Smith thanked those on her team and various groups who had supported her campaign throughout the cycle, leading some supporters to believe she was giving up the race.

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The Democrat shot down claims that she accepted defeat, noting that her tweet thread “was not a concession. We need to count #EveryVote!”

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