Valadao, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, projected to win reelection

Valadao is only the second of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump over the Jan. 6 Capital riot to win another term.

Updated: November 22, 2022 - 9:03am

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Republican Rep. David Valadao will win reelection over Democratic challenger Rudy Salas for California's 22nd Congressional District, the Associated Press projects.

Valadao is only the second of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump over the Jan. 6 Capital riot to win another term. The other winner was Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse.

Four did not seek reelection.

The wire service announced the projection Monday night.

Valadao represents the California's 21 Congressional District, in the state's Central Valley region, but sought and won reelection in a neighboring district after congressional lines were redrawn, according to Fox News. 

Valadao's race was the only one in which Trump didn't endorsed a challenger, with the understanding that the GOP winning that seat was key to the party retaking the House, Fox News also reports.

Democrats sought to capitalize on his impeachment vote but failed to defeat him in the state's open primary and it the general election.

Valadao was elected to Congress in 2012. He lost his 2018 reelection bid but won again in 2020, according to Fox News.

He won this year in California’s 22nd district, which has historically favored Democrats, having voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020.

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