Consultant David Valadao, Republican of California, gained re-election on Monday, in accordance with The Related Press, managing to outlive politically after his vote to question former President Donald J. Trump, a transfer that value a few of his Republican colleagues their seats.
Mr. Valadao defeated Rudy Salas, a Democratic state assemblyman, in a aggressive district within the Central Valley that turned harder for Republicans after newly drawn boundaries tilted it extra to the left. The result was determined practically two weeks after Election Day, with Mr. Valadao main by greater than three proportion factors.
The victory by Mr. Valadao places him in uncommon firm alongside Consultant Dan Newhouse of Washington. They’re the one two Home Republicans — out of 10 in all — who will stay in Congress after voting to question Mr. Trump within the wake of the Capitol riot. The remainder selected to retire or misplaced their primaries.
Mr. Salas had drawn about 20 factors extra votes than Mr. Valadao within the open major — which included candidates of any political affiliation — however the Republican was capable of beat two Republican challengers. The race was at all times going to be tight; Mr. Valadao, who first represented the district from 2013 to 2019, had narrowly gained again the seat in 2020 by lower than a degree over Consultant T.J. Cox, a Democrat.
By the ultimate month of the marketing campaign, Republican political motion committees, together with the Congressional Management Fund, which is aligned with Consultant Kevin McCarthy, the minority chief, spent greater than $11 million in promoting for Mr. Valadao, in accordance with the nonpartisan political monitoring group California Goal E book.
Mr. Valadao largely voted alongside social gathering strains within the final Congress, opposing a bipartisan infrastructure invoice and the Democrats’ pandemic aid package deal, however he diverged in voting to question Mr. Trump. He campaigned on defending jobs and the financial system, agricultural issues, and caring for older folks.