Trump-Endorsed Candidate Wins Kevin McCarthy’s Seat in House Special Election, Bolstering GOP Majority

by J Pelkey
0 comment

California Assemblyman Vince Fong appears to have won California’s special election yesterday, increasing the Republican Party’s narrow majority in the House to five seats.

With 87 percent of the votes counted, the New York Times reported Fong leading his opponent, fellow Republican Mike Boudreaux, 60.2 to 39.8, making a comeback for Boudreaux highly unlikely.

Fong won the special election to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who resigned at the end of 2023 after being ousted from the speakership and endorsed Fong in the race.

President Trump, who also endorsed Fong, celebrated Fong’s victory on social media.

Newsletter Signup

Fong and Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux were the top two candidates in California’s March primary, advancing to the runoff under California’s unique election system, which differs from most other states.

According to NBC News, Fong, a former aide to McCarthy, will now serve the remainder of his former boss’s term as the representative for California’s 20th Congressional District.

Once sworn in, Republicans will have a five-vote majority in the House, providing House Speaker Mike Johnson with slightly more leeway in the contentious political environment.

Fong will face Boudreaux again in the general election this November.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Breaking Digest is focused on reporting breaking news that matters to the American people.

Edtior's Picks

Latest Articles