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TJ Cox Victory in California Lifts Dems' House Gains to 40

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Rep.-elect TJ Cox, D-Calif. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 06 December 2018 05:57 PM

Three-term Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., has conceded the race to Democratic challenger TJ Cox in the state's 21st Congressional District.

The Bakersfield Californian reported Valadao called Cox to congratulate him on the victory.

The results for the new House are now Democrats 235 and Republicans 200, for a net gain of 40 seats for the Democrats, NBC News reported.

"Representing the Central Valley in Congress has been the honor of a lifetime," Valadao said in a statement, the Bakersfield Californian reported. "There are truly no words to express how grateful I am to my supporters, neighbors, and all those who make the Central Valley such an amazing place."

Valadao's seat was one of seven targeted by the California Democratic Congressional Committee. With Valadao's concession, all seven were successfully flipped, the news outlet reported.

The California Secretary of State's election results show Cox taking 50.4 percent of the vote to Valadao's 49.6 percent, with a margin of 862 votes out of more than 113,000 total votes coast, the news outlet reported.

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After finalizing of TJ Cox's victory in California's 21st Congressional District, the new House numbers are now Democrats 235 and Republicans 200, for a net gain of 40 seats for the Democrats, according to NBC News.
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