Republican Rep. Devin Nunes wins reelection in District 22

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) in a 2017 file photo.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) holds a lead over Democratic challenger Phil Arballo.
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Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) won reelection in the 22nd Congressional District.

As of just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nunes had received 53.5% of votes cast in the district, which spans south of Tulare to the northeastern corner of Fresno, according to the California secretary of state’s office.

Nunes has been in office since 2003 and won reelection without difficulty until 2018, when he faced Democratic challenger Andrew Janz, a Fresno County prosecutor.

Both Janz and Phil Arballo, who was challenging Nunes in the latest race,
have portrayed the incumbent as being out of touch with issues in the Central Valley and a Trump ally. Arballo had captured 46.5% of the vote by Wednesday afternoon.

“There is no separation between Donald Trump and Devin Nunes. [Voters] want someone that is not trying to push a political agenda, that is not a career politician,” Arballo told ABC30 last month.


On Twitter, Arballo thanked his supporters just before the polls closed. “Now, on to victory!” he said, although no official winner had been declared.

Times staff writer Lila Seidman contributed to this report.