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Too Close to Call

Too Close to Call

There were several races that were too close to call as of this morning: California’s 39th Congressional District, where Republican Young Kim has a three-point edge over Democrat Gil Cisneros; Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, where “mother of the movement” Democrat Lucy McBath appears to hold a slight edge over incumbent Republican Congresswoman Karen Handel; New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, where Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is down by less than 2,000 votes; Washington’s Third Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler leads Democrat Carolyn Longwith 29% of the vote left to be tallied. And while some outlets have called California's 50th Congressional District for incumbent Congressman Duncan Hunter, the race between him and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar still has 33% of the vote left to be counted. Meanwhile, Republicans could potentially lose the only two Black people in their House Caucus. In Utah’s Fourth Congressional District, Congresswoman Mia Love is trailing her Democratic opponent Salt Lake City Utah Mayor Ben McAdams by four points with 68% of the votes recorded. And in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, Congressman Will Hurd holds a less than 700 vote lead over Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones as of Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to The Beat DC. We’ll keep you posted. More here.

POC and Women Have Historic Firsts in the House

POC and Women Have Historic Firsts in the House

Tri-Caucus Members Likely to Takes Chairmanships in New Congress

Tri-Caucus Members Likely to Takes Chairmanships in New Congress