Candidates Vie for Harman's 36th District Congressional Seat
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Next Tuesday, voters will get a chance replace Democrat Jane Harman, who resigned from a Congressional seat that runs down the coast from Venice to San Pedro. If nobody wins outright, the final election is set for July. We talk with four leaders on a ballot that includes 16 candidates. They are Secretary of State Debra Bowen, LA Councilwoman Janice Hahn, high school teacher Marcy Winograd and Mike Gin, the Mayor of San Pedro. In the remaining month's of Harman's term, what are their priorities?
Banner image: Among the 16 candidates vying for California's 36th Congressional District are (L to R) Democrats Debra Bowen and Janice Hahn, Republican Mike Gin and Democrat Marcy Winograd
Candidates Vie for Harman's 36th District Congressional Seat ()
The 36th Congressional District runs from Venice to San Pedro. Veteran Democrat Jane Harman has resigned, and 16 candidates are on the ballot for the primary next Tuesday. If nobody wins a majority, the runoff will be on July 12, between the top two vote-getters, regardless of party. Given our time limits, we've chosen the four with the most name recognition and the most resources. They are California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, former candidate and high school teacher Marcy Winograd — all Democrats -- along with Republican Mike Gin, who is the Mayor of Redondo Beach.
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