Three Democratic incumbents representing Glendale and Burbank were well on their way to victory in early returns Tuesday night, even as their party took a beating around the country.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all led their Republican challengers by double-digit gaps in early voter returns, according to the Los Angeles County registrar, pulling ahead to almost insurmountable leads.
Still, Schiff and Sherman will find the Washington, D.C., landscape vastly different at the start of the 112th Congress in January, as Republican gains around the country placed the House of Representatives in GOP hands.
“I look at this as the people of the country telling us that the parties have to work together,” Schiff said.
He thanked district voters for returning him to office.
“I feel very fortunate, particularly given the drubbing my party is taking across the country,” he added.