Harder Wins House Race in California for Democratic Pickup, AP Reports

(Bloomberg) -- Democrat Josh Harder defeated Republican U.S. Representative Jeff Denham in California’s 10th district in a race focusing largely on health care. Denham was seeking a fifth term and was first elected to the seat in 2010.

Harder, a venture capitalist, made his support of the Affordable Care Act a centerpiece of his campaign against Denham, who voted to repeal the law. California’s 10th district includes part of the San Joaquin Valley, where agriculture is also a major issue. The district backed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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