LOS ANGELES — Democrat Josh Harder has upset U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, a four-term Republican from California’s farm belt.
Harder was declared the winner Tuesday as updated vote totals showed that his lead was insurmountable. It’s the fourth Republican-held US House seat in California picked up by Democrats.
Divisions over President Donald Trump, health care and the #MeToo movement shaped the race in the Central Valley’s 10th District.
Harder, a 32-year-old venture capitalist, argued Republicans in Washington are not doing enough to help an area with high poverty. He also criticized the 51-year-old Denham for voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Two other U.S. House races in Southern California’s Orange County remain too close to call.
The Associated Press