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Two members of Congress from the Tri-Counties leading in re-election bids

Two members of Congress from the Tr-Counties appear to be on the path to re-election.

Salud Carbajal, Julia Brownley appear to have locks on keeping their seats

Two members of Congress from the Tri-Counties look like they’ll be headed back to Washington, D.C. with big leads in their races for re-election.

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara had a 63% to 37% lead over Republican Challenger Dr. Brad Allen for the 24th District Congressional seat.

And, Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village has a big lead over her challenger in her quest for a sixth term in office. The 26th District Congresswoman leads Republican Matt Jacobs by a 58% to 42% margin as of late Tuesday night.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.