Yesterday, a primary election was held to fill the South Bay congressional vacancy created by Democrat Jane Harman when she quit to work for a Washington think-tank early this year. There were 16 candidates and, under California's new election laws, the top two will be in a run-off, regardless of party. Since the district was Gerrymandered for a Democrat, political observers figured the top two would both be from that party. Gene Maddaus, who reports for the LA Weekly, says maybe not.
Race for California's 36th District Set for a Run-off
- Gene Maddaus - senior media writer for Variety - @GeneMaddaus