October 4, 2005

WHERE WAS PAUL HACKETT?:

Republican-backed candidate forced into runoff for House seat (GILLIAN FLACCUS, 10/05/05, Associated Press)

Voters in Southern California's heavily Republican Orange County split their support enough in a special election for the nation's only vacant House seat to force the GOP-backed favorite into a December runoff.

State Sen. John Campbell, who has Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement, will face the top vote-getters from four other parties after Tuesday's primary that narrowed a crowded field of 17 candidates.

Campbell had 46 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. The next-closest candidate, moderate Republican Marilyn Brewer, was eliminated from the race with 17 percent.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 4, 2005 11:05 PM
Comments

You can thank OJ's idol, John McCain for the fact that Campbell didn't win the seat outright.

Posted by: Thom at October 5, 2005 12:07 PM
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