Doug LaMalfa, Audrey Denney headed for District 1 congressional showdown
UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect updated results will all precincts reporting.
With seven candidates competing in the District 1 congressional race, the outcome was bound to be interesting. A number of first-time and veteran candidates threw their hat in the ring, all in the hopes of ousting Republican incumbent Doug LaMalfa of Oroville.
LaMalfa is heading to the November general election with 51.7% percent of the vote, against Democrat Audrey Denney, who finished with 17.5%.
Fellow Democrat Jessica Holcombe finished third with 11.7% Marty Walters, also a Democrat, took 8.6% of the vote.
District 1 covers 11 counties from Nevada County to the Oregon border. If successful in November, LaMalfa would celebrate a fourth term.
In the 2016 general election LaMalfa won 59 percent of the vote, narrowly winning Nevada County by 500 votes.
Jennifer Nobles is a staff writer for The Union. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-477-4231.
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