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Tech ally defeated in race for key House position

Reps. Jerry Nadler and Zoe Lofgren wearing 3D glasses. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

New York Rep. Jerry Nadler defeated Rep. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) to be the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Politico reports. It's a big job that will get bigger if Democrats take back the chamber.

Why it matters to tech: Lofgren is a longtime ally of Silicon Valley and had faced some criticism from the left regarding her close relationship to the tech industry. Nadler has a track record of approaching the tech industry with more skepticism.