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Hahn defeats Huey for House seat

July 13, 2011 | 12:45 am

Ending a bitter special congressional election for the South Bay area, Democrat Janice Hahn defeated Republican Craig Huey on Tuesday.

Unofficial election night returns showed the Los Angeles city councilwoman with 54.6% of the vote, compared with the businessman's 45.4%

Hahn will replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), who resigned the 36th Congressional District seat in February to head a Washington think tank.

Read more on the Los Angeles Times' L.A. NOW blog.

-- Jean Merl