Republican Young Kim officially defeated incumbent Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-CA) Saturday in California’s 39th congressional district, marking the latest GOP victory in an election that has seen Democrats lose seats nationwide while retaining a small majority in the House of Representatives.
The Orange County Register reported:
“Whoever you voted for in this election, I hope you know that regardless of any differences we may have, I will always work on your behalf and fight for you,” Kim said in a Facebook video declaring victory Friday night.
“Now that the election is over, I hope we can unite and move forward to address the issues that our nation faces.”
Cisneros issued a statement saying “the voters have spoken” after latest results showed Kim with 50.6% of the vote. While there were still several thousand mail-in and provisional ballots left to tally across the three counties that touch CA-39, both candidates said