SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Congressman Tom McClintock survived a tough campaign challenge from Democrat Jessica Morse and was re-elected to a sixth term in California’s District 4, the Associated Press is predicting.

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The Republican incumbent was targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in November 2017 in an attempt to turn a traditionally red county blue.

District 4 includes Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mariposa Counties, along with parts of Nevada, Placer, Fresno, and Madera Counties.

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Rep. McClintock was first elected to Congress in 2008. Before that, he served in the California State Senate from 2000-2008 and the California State Assembly from 1982-1992 and again from 1996-2000. He previously lost a Congressional bid in 1992 and a Gubernatorial bid in 2003.

Rep. McClintock sits on the Budget Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources.

He holds a B.A. from UCLA.

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Tom McClintock and his wife, Lori, have two children.