GOP Gets First Pickup: James Moylan Wins Seat Held by Democrats Since 1993 in Guam

The Republican Party has just secured the first congressional pickup of the midterm elections.

Republican James Moylan has defeated Democrat Judi Won Pat to win the race to be Guam’s non-voting delegate to Congress.

The victory marks the first time since 1993 that a Republican will represent the Pacific island U.S. territory.

He’s only the second Republican elected to the seat in history.

According to The Pacific Daily News: “Republican Sen. James Moylan defeated Democrat former Speaker Judi Won Pat in the delegate race after ballots from all 67 precincts were tabulated at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

“Moylan led by 1,648 votes.”

Based on partial, unofficial results from the Guam Election Commission:

  • Moylan, James C. (Republican), 17,075 votes
  • Won Pat, Judith T. (Democrat), 15,427 votes

Moylan earned 52.19% of the votes counted to Won Pat’s 47.15%.

He will be the second Republican to be elected to the seat since Congress created it in 1972.

It looks like Sarah Huckabee Sanders could be right when she said the Democrats have not given the people in this country a reason to vote for them.

Sanders said on Fox News: “Joe Biden and his team and the House Democrats and the Senate Democrats have literally destroyed every single thing they have touched.

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“That is why there is so much excitement to see Republicans take back the House, to see Republicans take back the Senate, and to take over the 36 governor’s races across the country today.

“Democrats have not given people in this country a reason to vote for them.

“The fact that we are talking about a Republican winning in New York.

“Talking about a Republican winning in places like Oregon.

“That is because the Democrats have failed at every level from the White House down to state Houses and cities.

“And Republicans are talking about the things that really impact every person around the country,” she said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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