Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., appears to be on the cusp of narrowly winning the toughest House race he’s faced since he was first elected to the House in 2000.

Issa has held a lead of roughly 5,000 votes out of more than 260,000 votes cast, and an updated count this week had him ahead just 3,003 votes, with thousands of votes still left to count, according to the San Diego Tribune.

That new vote tally should give Issa the win over his challenger, retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate. But as of Tuesday, Applegate hadn’t conceded the race, according to the Orange County Register.

“We are waiting until every vote is counted,” said Applegate’s campaign manager, Robert Dempsey.

The margin was enough, however, to give Issa’s campaign confidence that they pulled out a win.

“This was the hard fought campaign on both sides in a very unusual political year,” said Phil Paule, Issa’s campaign manager.

Issa’s race is the last House race to be called, although there is still one outstanding Senate race and two House races that will be determined by a runoff election in Louisiana. That state’s rules allow multiple candidates to run, and requires a runoff election if no candidate gets a majority of the votes.

Louisiana’s runoff election is Dec. 10, when Democrat Foster Campbell will run against Republican John Kennedy. Kennedy took 25 percent of the vote on Nov. 8, and Campbell took 17.5 percent.

In the House, Clay Higgins will run off against Scott Angelle in the 3rd District. Both are Republicans.

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And in the 4th District, Democrat Marshall Jones will face Republican Mike Johnson.

In the presidential election, Trump now has 62.2 million votes, more than any Republican candidate has ever received.

Still, he’s more than 2 million votes behind Hillary Clinton, who has a 1.5 percent lead in the popular vote — the largest lead for a defeated candidate since 1876.

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