Wednesday, October 10, 2018
If elected to represent California’s diverse 39th Congressional District, not only would Kim be the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress, but she’d be just the second Korean-American individual ever on Capitol Hill.
And Kim’s candidacy is turning out to possibly be a dynamite move for Republicans trying to hold onto the California district come November. Shortly after Royce announced he wouldn’t seek re-election, the Cook Political Report quickly shifted the CA-39’s midterm prospects from the “lean Republican” category to “lean Democratic.”
But following Kim’s primary win in June, Cook moved the race back in the GOP’s favor.