With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Mike Honda has a 3,549 vote lead over Ro Khanna in the only Asian American majority district in the continental United States.
Thousands of absentee ballots must still be counted and could change the results.
Honda has 41,480 votes to Khanna’s 37,931 and leads by just more than three percent, 52.2 – 47.8.
If he wins, The seven-term incumbent would have withstood a challenge which saw Khanna close much of the 20 percent gap from the primary.
Khanna raised major money from Silicon Valley tech giants and received the endorsements from Yahoo’s Marissa Mayers and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, but he spent most of his money during the primary. Honda raised and used most of his money going into the general election. He received the backing of President Obama and Rep Nancy Pelosi. In the closing days of the campaign, voters were greeted with robocalls on behalf of Honda featuring the voice of Michelle Obama.
Honda told supporters last night at about 11 that he was confident, but said not much would be known for a few more hours.