Democrat wins Ventura County for first time in 70 years

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“I am so honored that the people of Ventura County have entrusted me to represent them in Congress,” Brownley said in a message posted to her campaign’s Facebook page. 

“I promise to fight for Ventura County to create jobs, expand the middle class, improve education and protect Social Security and Medicare. Representing Ventura County in Congress will be one of the greatest honors of my life,” she added.

According to media reports, Brownley was boosted by a local grassroots agency, the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, which had urged voters in her district to support Proposition 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) proposition to raise sales taxes and income taxes on the wealthy. The proposition was approved.