People are intolerant that way.
Your former candidate has to quit because she’s caught in an adulterous bisexual affair with a staffer. The electorate has to learn the meaning of the word, “Throuple”, and suddenly your odds of holding another former Republican seat drop quite a bit.
Sorry guys, Katie Hill was all yours.
Republicans have won a special election for Congress in Southern California, reclaiming a suburban House seat that they lost to Democrats in the 2018 midterms.
Democrat Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman, conceded defeat to Republican Mike Garcia Wednesday, one day after the closely watched special election runoff for the seat vacated by former Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned last year…
Privately, Democrats said they fell short in the race because the electorate skewed older and whiter and because of the shadow of Hill’s resignation. Hill, who was first elected in 2018, served less than a year and left Congress after admitting to an inappropriate sexual relationship with a campaign staffer.
Somehow, if Hill were a Republican, I think we’d be hearing a lot more details. Not that anyone in the district needed them after all this time.
And maybe they wanted something different.
“It was a resounding victory and a loud message to the entire nation,” Garcia said in a Wednesday interview.
The congressman-elect said he was proud to help California Republicans take a United States House seat back from the Democrats, the first time the GOP was able do so in a special election in 22 years.