The following results are just in from California’s special election in congressional district 10, where 5 Democrats, 5 Republicans, and three alternative party candidates are competing to replace Ellen Tauscher, who has resigned the position in order to work in the U.S. Department of State.
David Harmer (Republican) – 20.58%
Chris Bunch (Republican) – 4.59%
Gary W. Clift (Republican) – 3.99%
John Toth (Republican) – 3.22%
David Peterson (Republican) – 1.59%
Mark Loos (Republican) – 0.39%
John Garamendi (Democrat) – 26.15%
Mark DeSaulnier (Democrat) – 17.55%
Joan Buchanan (Democrat) – 12.00%
Anthony Woods (Democrat) – 8.48%
Adriel Hampton (Democrat) – 0.36%
Jeremy Cloward (Green) – 0.52%
Jerome “Jerry” Denham (Independent Party) – 0.29%
Mary C. McIlroy (Peace and Freedom) – 0.27%
As you can see, no candidate got the majority of the vote. That means that the top Democrat, John Garamendi, the top Republican, David Harmer, and the three alternative party candidates will face each other in a diminished field for the general election, to be held on November 3rd.