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Democrat Katie Porter flips GOP House seat in California

California Congressional Candidate Katie Porter
Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter. Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images

Democrat Katie Porter on Thursday flipped a GOP-held House seat in California, beating incumbent Republican Mimi Walters, the AP reports.

Why it matter: The seat is located in Orange County — which was once a GOP stronghold. Porter’s victory has further consolidated Democrats’ majority in the House as they're still hoping to flip other seats in midterm races yet to be called.