(KGTV) - Before polls in California even opened for voting Tuesday, outgoing Rep. Darrell Issa said he believed his soon-to-be former district -- the 49th -- will be represented by Democrat Mike Levin.
In an interview with Fox News Tuesday morning, the Republican Issa said, “Quite frankly, we know the results already. There will be a Democrat representing La Jolla and Solana Beach for the first time in a number of years. I have to remind people: I took that part of the district from a Democrat, and someday it’ll be taken back. For now, California is leaning very hard to the left.”
“We’ve been outspent two- or three-to-one,” Issa added.
Heading into Election Day, a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll showed Levin with a seemingly comfortable lead over Republican Diane Harkey .
After announcing earlier this year that he would not be seeking reelection, Issa went on 10News and endorsed Harkey’s run to take over his seat .
"She's probably more skilled coming to office than I was. She has that solid understanding to keep California in the spotlight,” Issa said of Harkey at the time.
In September, the 64-year-old Issa was nominated by the Trump administration to lead the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.