May 18, 2011

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE:

California GOP gets boost in "jungle primary" (Stephanie Condon , 5/18/11, CBS News)

The race isn't over yet in the special election for California's 36th congressional district, but the Republican party notched a surprising victory yesterday in the state's new "jungle primary" system.

The final results from Tuesday's primary are too close to call, but it appears that conservative, Tea Party-backed businessman Craig Huey may have placed second in the race to replace retired Rep. Jane Harman, the Los Angeles Times reports. No candidate in the crowded "jungle primary" won more than 50 percent of the vote, so there will be a final run-off election on July 12.

If the final vote tally does put Huey in second place, he'll face off against the top vote getter, Democrat Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles city councilwoman.


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