Darrell Issa to return to Congress after victory in California’s 50th Congressional District

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The voters of California’s 50th Congressional District stamped former California Rep. Darrell Issa’s return ticket to Capitol Hill after he defeated Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.

The Associated Press and others made the projection on Saturday evening with Issa getting 53.7% with 168,220 votes and his opponent getting 46.3% with 144,975 votes.

Issa previously declared victory in a statement posted to social media Friday night saying:

“Whether you supported me in this election or not, I will work tirelessly in Congress for all who call the 50th District their home, for The State of California which I love so much, and for our great country,” Issa wrote. He thanked Campa-Najjar “for a spirited campaign.”