Democrat pulls ahead in the Westlands congressional district
After being declared the loser in his race for the 21st congressional district and election night and for three weeks later, TJ Cox has pulled ahead of Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford.
The LA Times speculates that the reason for the slow surge is that Cox hung Trump around Valadao's neck. After Kern and Tulare counties' counts were updated Monday, Cox was ahead by 43 votes.
If the count holds it would mean that Democrats will have a 40-seat advantage over Republicans in the House of Representatives.
Appleton, Fresno Bee, Nov. 6, 2018
Barabak and Sweedler, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 26, 2018, 6:15 p.m.