McNerney Wins Third Term
The Associated Press declared Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) the winner in California's 11th District Wednesday afternoon, leaving only one House race still up for grabs heading into Thanksgiving Day.
McNerney holds a 2,474-vote lead over Republican David Harmer, with over 225,000 ballots cast. Nearly all of the absentee and provisional ballots have been counted, with the exception of about 2,000 in Contra Costa County and a handful from San Joaquin County - not enough to overturn McNerney's lead.
McNerney already declared victory two weeks ago. Harmer has not conceded the race as of this evening, and, despite trailing throughout the post-election tallying, attended last week's orientation session for new members of Congress.
McNerney's victory means that Republicans, despite their landslide victory across most of the country, failed to pick up a single House seat in California - and only netted a total of one seat across the entire Pacific Coast.
House Republicans have netted a total of 63 seats - with one disputed race left in New York, where Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) holds a 235-vote lead over Republican Randy Altschuler.