Republican wins back US House seat in Southern California

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel participates in a press conference in Santa Ana, Calif., announcing the Stigma Free OC campaign to promote mental health and suicide prevention services on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. Steel is competing with Democratic incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda for the 48th congressional district. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)

LOS ANGELES — Republican Michelle Steel defeated first-term Rep. Harley Rouda on Tuesday in a Southern California district, only the second time in more than two decades that a GOP candidate in the state has defeated an incumbent Democrat.