LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Democrat Katie Porter has won reelection to U.S. House in California’s 45th Congressional District, the Associated Press has projected.
With 75% of precincts reporting, Porter had received 57% of the votes over Republican challenger Greg Raths, who received 43%.
Porter, an attorney and law professor at the University of California Irvine, was challenged in the March primary by Raths and five other Republicans in a district long considered a safe conservative area.
Raths, the former mayor of Mission Viejo, is a Marine Corps veteran.
The Orange County district includes all of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita and parts of Anaheim, Orange, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel.
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