As the O.C. Voter Registrar’s staff continues to tally the votes from Tuesday’s General Election a few Republican candidates are prevailing even as the Democrats have dominated most of the House races and local municipal elections.
- The Democrats appear to have hung on to all the House seats in Orange County except two – the 48th District, where Supervisor Michelle Steel has about a 2,000 vote edge over the Democrat incumbent, Harley Rouda, and the 39th District, where Young Kim has a small 1,500 vote edge over the Democratic incumbent, Gil Cisneros.
- A lot of folks counted Supervisor Andrew Do out as the First District, which he represents, has become bluer since it was redistricted. However Do is ahead by about 9,000 votes over his Democratic challenger Sergio Contreras.
- Janet Nguyen lost her State Senate seat to Tom Umberg a couple years ago. But she is back now and is leading in the 72nd Assembly District over her Democratic challenger, Diedre Nguyen.
- Assemblyman Steven Choi was lagging in the early returns but is now ahead of his Democratic challenge, Melissa Fox, in the 68th Assembly District by about 10,000 votes.