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Fong elected to fill McCarthy’s seat in California

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024
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Rich Pedroncelli/The Associated Press

Vince Fong, a former aide to two powerful House leaders, will fill the seat his former bosses once held after he won a special election in California on Tuesday.

Fong, a member of the state Assembly, defeated Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, a fellow Republican, to fill the 20th District seat. The seat has been vacant since the December resignation of Fong’s onetime boss, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. 

Fong had 60.5 percent of the vote and Boudreaux 39.5 percent when the Associated Press called the race at 11:17 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

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