Rep. Raul Ruiz wins California's 36th Congressional District seat

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat, has won another term representing California's 36th Congressional District, beating Kimberlin Pelzer, a Republican.

With all precincts reporting, Ruiz has 59 percent of the vote, followed by Pelzer with 41 percent.

Ruiz has represented the district in the House since 2013.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of California's House seats have been decided; seven switched hands, all going to Democrats.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 8.7 points. Clinton won California by 30 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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