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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Leticia Perez
According to the logic of politics, Leticia Perez should have handily won the heavily Democratic and Hispanic district in California's central valley, and her failure to do so has Republicans eager to develop a victory template for struggling GOP candidates elsewhere in the deep-blue state and across the country.
"If we lose this race, we lost it because of Democrats. We lost it because prominent Democrats didn't get engaged. We lost it because Democratic voters didn't vote," she told The Bakersfield Californian newspaper as votes were being counted but the ultimate outcome was clear.