By Sam Foster
Some sad news, as it appears CA will retain its grip on not producing any victories for Republicans. However, I feel that it is important to keep tabs on these races regardless of how favorable the outcome is.
Reports are that it is increasingly likely Jim Costa will retain his seat after having flipped the race during absentee counts in Fresno County pulled Costa into the lead:
Costa spoke after Fresno County released new results from thousands of absentee and provisional ballots that had not been counted on election night.
Those results wiped out Vidak's 145-vote lead and vaulted Costa into a 1,200 vote lead in the 20th district.
Thousands of ballots remain to be counted in Fresno and Kern counties, but those are Costa strongholds.
Costa also stated that he wouldn't support Pelosi's bid for minority leader.
Politico reports that absentee trends in CA-11 project Jerry McNerney as victorious in his election battle as well.
While there are barriers in both races, I should stress that both of these projections are based on a sampling of the first counts. There are still over 10,000 ballots to count in both races and AP has yet to weigh in.