Former California state lawmaker Young Kim, 58, has flipped a blue congressional seat to the Republican Party, the second California seat the GOP has wrestled from Democratic control in the November 2020 election.
The Associated Press called the race for Kim on Friday, marking the defeat of Congressman Gil Cisneros (D-CA), who defeated Kim in the 2018 midterms after incumbent Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) declined to seek re-election.
Kim emphasized the “promise of America” in a post-victory video, saying that America is a country “where an immigrant girl from South Korea can rise to be a representative in the United States Congress. And I will work to continue to keep that promise alive.”
— Young Kim (@YoungKimCA) November 14, 2020
According to The New York Times election tracker, the congressional seat was expected to lean toward Democrats, but Kim managed to secure victory with a slightly more