Decision Desk has declared Republican Mike Garcia the winner of Tuesday’s special election in California’s 25th House District.
The seat was in Democrat hands, vacated when rookie Rep. Katie Hillresignedlast fall ahead of the House Ethics Committee’s investigation of her “throuple” affair with her legislative director.
Katie Hill won that seat in 2018 by 9 points. Garcia has flipped it from blue to red with a 13-point walloping of the Democrat. Quick math, that’s a 22-point swing toward the red in a year when President Trump is supposed to be so vulnerable. It’s a special election, with different dynamics from a regular election, but still…
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