Congressman Jerry McNerney sent out a press release Wednesday evening, saying he has won his bid to keep his seat in the hotly contested 11th Congressional District race against Republican challenger David Harmer.
"With the vast majority of votes tallied, the results are clear. Congressman McNerney now has an insurmountable lead," campaign manager Doug Greven said in the release.
"We're very excited," McNerney campaign spokeswoman Sarah Hersh told Patch. "The congressman is honored to be able to represent the people of this district again."
Representatives of the Harmer campaign could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.
The McNerney campaign stated the Democratic incumbent is ahead of Harmer by 1,681 votes. The secretary of state's web site lists McNerney with a 2,498 vote lead.
The state web site shows McNerney with 98,504 votes compared with Harmer's 96,006 votes. American Independent Party candidate David Christensen has 9,695 votes.
The McNerney press release states there are 6,500 provisional ballots left in San Joaquin County to process in the 11th Congressional District election. It states there are 4,500 in Contra Costa County, 200 ballots in Alameda County and 500 in Santa Clara County.
The McNerney campaign said Harmer would gain fewer than 300 votes from those four counties with the current trend in mail-in and provisional ballots.
Harmer is leading in San Joaquin County while McNerney is ahead in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. Contra Costa County's vote is split evenly between the two candidates.
To look at the votes, visit the secretary of state's website.