Republican congressional candidate Young Kim is poised to be the first Korean-American woman in Congress after appearing to win a closely contested California House race -- one of a number of historic “firsts” in the 2018 midterms.
Kim was vying to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., in California’s 39th District, which features part of Orange County.
“I try to tell [voters] I’m not running to be his spokesperson or represent Donald Trump in the White House,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
On other issues, she had called for fewer business regulations, low taxes, reform of Veterans Affairs, and greater local control of schools.
While it appeared that Kim was on track to win the race, the race has not yet been called and Kim has not declared victory.