Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Inland Empire voters returned Democrat and Republican incumbents to their respective congressional offices, and also elected a Democrat to a GOP-held seat on Tuesday.

In the 31st Congressional District (CD-31), Pete Aguilar (D) held off Paul Chabot (R) to take the seat being vacated by retiring Gary Miller (R). Chabot, who lead in absentee votes, was knocked off by poll voters.

In CD-8, Congressman Paul Cook (R), beat Attorney Bob Conaway (D).

In CD-36, Congressman Raul Ruiz (D) easily defeated outgoing State Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R).

In CD-41, Congressman Mark Takano (D), cruised past Riverside Councilman Steve Adams (R).

Statewide, the GOP, for the first time in several election cycles, is expected to pull a net gain of U.S. House seats from California.