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Republican wins Calif. House seat vacated by ‘throuple’ Democrat Katie Hill

A Republican has received the vacated House seat of former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill — the Southern California lawmaker who stepped down final yr amid intense scrutiny over her “throuple” relationship together with her now-estranged husband and a feminine staffer.

Former Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia managed to flip the seat after closing polls confirmed him forward with a cushty 12-point lead and state Assemblywoman Christy Smith conceded the election Wednesday.

“We consider that the present tally exhibits Mike Garcia is the doubtless victor within the Could 12 particular election,” she stated in an announcement. “As such, I’d prefer to congratulate him.”

Garcia will now end Hill’s time period after she resigned from Congress in October final yr amid allegations she was in a three-way relationship together with her husband and a feminine staffer. He faces re-election in November.

“Massive Congressional win in California for Mike Garcia, taking again a seat from the Democrats. That is the primary time in a few years {that a} California Dem seat has flipped again to a Republican,” President Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday.

California’s 25th congressional district, which stretches throughout Northern Los Angeles, was a Republican stronghold for 20 years earlier than Hill flipped the seat within the 2018 midterms.

The previous congresswoman was additionally accused of getting an affair with a separate legislative aide in her workplace — a cost she vehemently denied.

The scandal sparked a House Ethics Committee probe, with Hill blaming the leaks on her estranged husband.

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