Like California, Pennsylvania key to GOP taking back the House

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In the wake of winning the California special election on Tuesday, Republicans aim to flip another district with a similar profile back to the GOP corner.

Republican Mike Garcia this week beat Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith in California’s 25th District, giving the House GOP hope of making inroads in the state.

In Pennsylvania, the state’s 17th Congressional District is held by Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democrat who initially won the race in March 2018 during a special election by half a point against his Republican opponent.