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Gil Cisneros to face Young Kim in rematch of 2018 House race in California

Gil Cisneros to face Young Kim in rematch of 2018 House race in California
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Rep. Gil CisnerosGilbert (Gil) Ray CisnerosMORE (D-Calif.) is slated for a rematch in November against Republican Young Kim after they both secured spots in the all-party primary on Tuesday.
 
Cisneros narrowly flipped the Orange County-area district from red to blue in 2018 after longtime GOP incumbent Rep. Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceHere are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year Young Kim takes down Democrat in California House rematch Advising Capitol Hill on insurance MORE retired.

The district became a top target for Democrats during the 2018 midterms after former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE carried it in 2016.

It took more than a week for the competitive race to be called in 2018. Cisneros ultimately defeated Kim, a former member of the state assembly, by about 3 points.

Cisneros, a Navy veteran, was among the seven freshman lawmakers with national security backgrounds who wrote a Washington Post op-ed calling for an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate his political opponents.

The Cook Political Report currently rates the race as "lean Democratic."