Though thousands of votes will be added to the final total, a projection was made in what should be the safely Republican 48th Congressional District, a seat fully contained within Orange County. Businessman Harley Rouda (D) has defeated Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), ostensibly ending the Congressman’s 30-year political career. Mr. Rohrabacher’s strange ties to the Russian government and his many favorable comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were a major reason for his defeat in addition to the national political climate.
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