Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
The path to the GOP majority in the U.S. House of Representatives appears to hinge on three California races. One of those races has been called by Decision Desk HQ. Michelle Steel maintains her seat in California 45 (CA-45), beating Democrat opponent Jay Chen by eight percentage points: 54 percent to 46 percent.
Decision Desk HQ projects Rep. Michelle Steel (R) wins re-election to the U.S. House in California’s 45th Congressional District.#DecisionMade: 8:34pm EST— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 15, 2022
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It wasn’t easy for the one-term incumbent and one of the first Korean-American women to serve in Congress. Steel originally represented CA-47, and wrested the district from Democrat incumbent Harley Rouda in 2020. When the lines in the district were redrawn earlier this year, Steel chose not to run against Democrat Katie Porter who now represented CA-47. Instead, she moved over to CA-45 which includes Little Saigon, home to the largest Vietnamese population in the United States.
Steel has come under fire for what Chen’s supporters considered “red-baiting.” Steel’s campaign has drawn connections between Chen and the Chinese Communist Party. Steel was also a co-author of the amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. After Dobbs was decided, and Governor Gavin Newsom ramped up the already heated atmosphere surrounding pro-abortion activists, Chen used Steel’s pro-life stance and efforts to overturn Roe to hammer away at her support among women.