HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Democrat Harley Rouda has declared victory over Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in a closely fought congressional contest in Southern California. However, votes continue to be counted in Orange County, California’s 48th District, and The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the race. In a statement Saturday, the 56-year-old Rouda said his lead has increased over Rohrabacher since the election and he’s confident he defeated the Republican. Rohrabacher’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The 71-year-old Rohrabacher is seeking a 16th term. The seat is one of seven in California targeted by Democrats after those districts were carried by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.