The region’s left-leaning state and federal districts remained true to form Tuesday night, after Democratic candidates in California’s Senate and Assembly seats — and two out of three congressional seats — cruised to victory on a night when Democratic Sen. Barack Obama claimed the presidency.
Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman defeated their Republican rivals, Charles Hahn and Navraj Singh, respectively.
With his reelection, Schiff will return to the U.S. House of Representatives for the fourth time with an ally in the White House.
Schiff was an early Obama supporter and expects the relationship to bolster legislation that had previously stalled.
Specifically, Schiff points to a bill he wrote that would commemorate the Armenian Genocide and urges Turkey to acknowledge the role played by the Ottoman Empire in the atrocities.