The Proposition 15 tax measure has been losing ground as ballots continue to be counted. At the time of writing, a narrow majority of “no” votes, 51%, was beating out the 48% voting in favor of the proposal for increased property taxes.
Republican David Valadao currently holds the same margin in his lead over incumbent TJ Cox to win back the San Joaquin Valley congressional seat. In a statement Wednesday, Cox called for patience as each vote is counted.
“We’ve been through this before,” he said. “In 2018, my race wasn’t settled for 30 days.”
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Also in the valley, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes expanded his lead over Phil Arballo and has now won the seat. Early results showed a surprisingly close race.
On the state side, Assemblymember Susan Eggman is maintaining a comfortable lead over her Republican opponent. Eggman, who is terming out as the Assembly Ag chair, is running for the Senate counterpart, representing a mostly urban district in Stockton. Senate Ag Chair Cathleen Galgiani held the seat until terming out as well, with a replacement committee chair yet to be named.
Asm. Chad Mayes has a wide lead in defending his seat in Riverside County. Mayes, who left the Republican party after a controversial vote to renew the cap-and-trade program, is running as an independent and fending off a Republican challenger.