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All votes, including absentees and provisions, have now been counted:

US REPRESENTATIVE 36 DIST    TERM ENDS 01/03/13                              

   JANICE HAHN            DEM                                15,607    24.62
   CRAIG HUEY             REP                                14,096    22.24
   DEBRA BOWEN            DEM                                13,346    21.05
   MARCY WINOGRAD         DEM                                 5,894     9.30
   MIKE GIN               REP                                 4,981     7.86
   MIKE WEBB              REP                                 3,890     6.14
   PATRICK BOBKO          REP                                 2,291     3.61
   STEVE COLLETT          LIB                                   891     1.41
   STEPHEN EISELE         REP                                   782     1.23
   DANIEL H ADLER         DEM                                   355     0.56
   MARIA E MONTANO        PF                                    324     0.51
   LORAINE GOODWIN        DEM                                   319     0.50
   GEORGE NEWBERRY        REP                                   231     0.36
   MATTHEW ROOZEE         NP                                    156     0.25
   KATHERINE PILOT        NP                                    125     0.20
   MICHAEL T CHAMNESS     NP                                    106     0.17

TOTAL PRECINCTS        261            PRECINCTS REPORTING       261   100.00
REGISTRATION       345,232
                         

For those who don't recall, this primary is the first test of California's new "top two" system. Had anyone captured 50%+, this race would be over; Hahn and Huey now move to a July 12 runoff election to complete the term of Rep. Jane Harman, who retired in February to become the head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Obviously, this is a sad outcome for those of us who preferred Debra Bowen as a progressive champion worth sending to Congress.  I wonder how Marcy Winograd and her supporters feel today about having Hahn and Huey battling for this seat.

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Originally posted to Adam B on Thu May 19, 2011 at 03:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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