May 22, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Kevin McCarthy's remaining House term to be completed by Vince Fong

Republican California State Assemblyman Vince Fong speaking during a press conference in Santa Ana.

Republican California State Assembly member Vince Fong speaking during a press conference in Santa Ana. Photo: Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Republican California State Assembly member Vince Fong won a special election on Tuesday to serve the rest of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's term in Congress.

Why it matters: McCarthy, who endorsed Fong, left Congress at the end of last year after becoming the first speaker to be ousted in over a century.

Zoom out: Fong defeated fellow Republican and Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux to complete McCarthy's term, which ends in January.

The big picture: Fong picked up an endorsement from former President Trump in the race.

  • He is expected to seek a full two-year term in the November general election.

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