BREAKING: Republicans Flip 9th House Seat As CA Dem Rep. Concedes To Challenger

So much for the “blue wave.” I predict we will take the House back in 2022 and end Pelosi’s reign of error.

“Republicans flipped their ninth House seat Tuesday after Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., conceded to Republican challenger Michelle Steel in a closely contested race to represent the state’s 48th District.

Steel held a nearly two-point lead over the freshman congressman on Tuesday with 95% of precincts reporting in the traditionally red district, according to the Fox News Decision Desk, which has called the race for Steel.

Steel, who was born in South Korea before immigrating to the U.S., declared victory on Tuesday after Rouda conceded.

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“This victory has been hard-fought and hard-won, and I could not be more humbled to have your support nor more honored to serve our community in Congress,” she said in a tweet. “Now, let’s get to work.”

“Thanks to the incredible energy brought by our thousands of grassroots volunteers, I was proud to be the first Democrat ever to represent California’s 48th Congressional District. Serving the people here has been the honor of my life, but the truth is, it’s never been about political parties for me,” Rouda wrote in a Tuesday statement.

Rouda went on to list several of his accomplishments in Congress, including his efforts to improve the Payment Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and to help pass a law to stop taxpayer dollars from going to China.

“It’s because we worked with Republicans instead of demonizing them and refused to give in to partisan politics. I thought that was the right thing to do. I still feel that way,” Rouda said. “We did not win this election. And while it isn’t the outcome we had hoped for, it’s never been more important for our leaders to hear the voice of the people, and to accept their judgment.”

Steel aims to lower taxes, improve the state’s coronavirus response, secure the country’s borders and give Americans better access to affordable health care, among other goals listed on her website.

Steel served on the California State Board of Equalization and currently serves as chairwoman on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, on which she helped return more than $400 million to California taxpayers, according to her website.

“In Congress, I will fight to lower taxes and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money, especially during these uncertain times,” her website states. “I will continue the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19, protect Orange County residents, and increase hospital resources. I will also work to fix our broken healthcare system to cover those with pre-existing conditions, lower prescription drug prices, and ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable healthcare.”

Democrats currently hold 215 seats in the House while Republicans hold 201.”

Via Fox News.


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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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