LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In the coastal 48th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Rep. Harley Rouda is fighting for another term against Republican Michelle Steel, the chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Rouda has touted his achievements in Congress, insisting he can work across the aisle to reach consensus agreements. He has said he wants to “continue our work to lower prescription drug costs, protect our coastline, and stand up to the insiders and special interests that run Washington.”
Steel said during her campaign that she is running to prove a “strong voice in Washington, D.C., who will honor promises made and stand up for us and our values.”
With 91.6% of precincts reporting, Rouda and Steel were virtually tied with 50% of the vote each — 165,672 votes cast for Rouda and 165,514 for Steel.
The district includes Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Seal Beach and parts of Garden Grove, Midway City, Aliso Viejo, Santa Ana and Westminster.
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