Democrats win California seat for net gain of 40 in US House

Democrats win California seat for net gain of 40 in US House

Democrats win California seat for net gain of 40 in US HouseA three-term Republican congressman conceded defeat on Thursday in a close race in California, giving the Democrats a total of 235 seats in the US House of Representatives. Republican David Valadao, who was first elected to the House from California's 21st Congressional District in 2012, called Democrat T.J. Cox to concede the race. The result gave the Democrats 235 seats in the 435-member chamber, a net gain of 40 seats over the previous House.