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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Gov.
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Treasurer
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Controller
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.


    Gov.
    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Treasurer
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Controller
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.


    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.


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    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    Low Turnout for Lieu

    [UPDATE] Mary Jo Ford spent nearly $40 per voter. Hat tip: Hack n Flak

    Democrat Ted Lieu is the newest member of the Assembly after winning nearly 60 percent of the vote yesterday in coastal southern California district.

    Here is the vote breakdown:

    Ted Lieu (Democrat): 60 percent
    Mary Jo Ford (Republican): 19 percent
    Paul Nowatka (Republican): 12 percent.
    Paul Whitehead (Republican): 2 percent.
    Greg Hill, who dropped out (Republican): 5 percent

    But the vote totals are more telling, Lieu winning in a landslide—with a meager 24,119 votes.

    Special elections have especially low turnouts.

    Comments on "Low Turnout for Lieu"

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 AM) : 

    It will be fun to see how Kev spins his loss. Was it the lines? The candidate? Or the Republican Leader who endorsed a candidate without doing some basic research?

    Kev will blame the lines, not himself. Weak. But what elese would you expect from a weak leader like McCarthy?

     

    Anonymous Rookie Move said ... (2:15 PM) : 

    Hey Kevin! Excuses are like a$$h*les, everyone has one and they all stink!

     

    Anonymous Trouble Sign for Arnold said ... (2:23 PM) : 

    It's clear from the AD 53 special that Dems voted and Republicans didn't. This is a real cause for concern to Team Arnold and a warning sign of what turnout will be like on Nov. 8th.

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 PM) : 

    Good riddance to Greg Hill. I am glad his campaign ended in failure. I never heard of the idiot till he started spamming me.

    I don't live in California. If I did, I would gladly vote for his opponent in any election for any office.

     

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