The four “Biden Republican” districts are the only ones out of California’s 53 that voted for different parties in presidential and House elections.
In overwhelmingly Democratic California, Biden carried 46 districts compared with 7 for President Donald Trump, while Democrats will have a 42-11 advantage in the House delegation in the 117th Congress.
Steel prevailed by 2.2 points, as Biden won the 48th by 1.5 points.
This was a good slate of Republicans in these seats — especially getting Valadao to run again,” said Rob Stutzman, a California Republican consultant.
In the 2020 election, Republicans might have put even more California districts in contention if they’d had more strong candidates.