Jacobs (D) and Gomez (D) advance to general in California’s 53rd Congressional District

Sara Jacobs (D) and Georgette Gomez (D) advanced from a top-two primary election in California’s 53rd Congressional District after Chris Stoddard (R) conceded. The candidates will compete in the November 3 general election. The election marks the first time two Democratic candidates advanced to a general election in the district since California began using top-two primaries in 2012. At the time the election was called, Jacobs led with 29.1% of the vote, followed by Gomez with 20.4% and Stoddard with 13.5%.

Democrats have a 232-197 advantage over Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. There is one independent member, and there are five vacancies. Currently, if Republicans win 18 Democratic-controlled districts in the Nov. general, they will win control of the House. If Democrats hold as many districts, they will maintain their control of the chamber.