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Democratic Rep. Mike Levin has won reelection in a coastal congressional district that straddles Orange and San Diego counties.
Levin beat Brian Maryott, a Republican businessman and former San Juan Capistrano mayor, in a rematch of the 2020 contest. The Associated Press called the race Wednesday, though official results will take longer.
Levin on Wednesday thanked his family, volunteers and supporters, and he also praised Maryott. (The two live in the same town and attend the same church.)
“A thriving democracy requires competition for citizens’ votes, and to those who voted for Mr. Maryott, I want to reassure you that my door is always open,” Levin said in a statement. “I welcome opportunities to work together because the best legislation is always that with the broadest input. I firmly believe that Representative is not just my job title, it’s also my job description.”