The Associated Press called the race for Kim on Friday night, 10 days after the election. Kim led Cisneros by just over 1 percentage point with 99 percent of precincts reporting, according to the AP.
Kim joins more than a dozen other Republican women elected to the House this year and will take over a seat held by Democrats for only one term after the retirement of Republican Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceAdvising Capitol Hill on insurance Bottom line The ‘extraordinary rendition’ of a US Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero MORE, who held the seat from 1993 to 2019.
Kim’s victory will be a welcome recovery for Orange County Republicans, who had seen the area turn blue, following the majority of the state.
In 2016, Kim lost her Assembly seat to Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva, an early sign of the shifting political tides around Orange County.
The race between Cisneros and Kim became heated at times, with the campaigns trading accusations of hypocrisy, especially on health care and past statements Kim made downplaying the importance of the Latino vote.
Polling during the race had Cisneros and Kim at a dead heat, although political ratings site 538’s model favored a Cisneros victory.
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