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Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

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Mr. Rohrabacher, who had represented Orange County for 15 terms, was viewed as vulnerable because of his advocacy of President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
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Rouda defeats Rohrabacher in southern California

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Democrat Harley Rouda on Saturday claimed victory in the race for California's 48th Congressional District, unseating 15-term incumbent Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in one of the most anticipated House contests of the 2018 election cycle. Rouda's victory in Orange County is sure to energize Democrats, who galvanized to flip several House seats in the traditionally heavily Republican enclave of Orange County in southern California.
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Democrat Rouda wins House race over California's Rohrabacher

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters' distaste for President Donald Trump.
Rohrabacher, 71, was defeated by real estate executive Harley Rouda, 56, a Republican-turned-Democrat who pilloried the congressman for his skepticism over climate change and depicted him as an out-of-touch abettor in Washington gridlock.
With votes continuing...
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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-Russia Republican, narrowly loses long-held House seat, AP projects

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The California congressman, who was elected in 1988, has been outspoken in his support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, even defending Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He also is one of President Trump's strongest backers. Democrat Harley Rouda defeated Rohrabacher in the Orange County congressional district. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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