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Race to replace Rep. Jane Harman remains up in the air

May 18, 2011 | 10:55 am

The nail-biting for top finishers in Tuesday's special election to replace former Rep. Jane Harman will continue for at least a few more days, until county elections officials can finish counting an estimated 9,811 remaining ballots.

Election-night returns for the seat showed none of the 16 candidates came anywhere near winning the majority needed to avoid a July 12 runoff. 

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn finished first, with 13,137 votes, or 24.66%, and Republican businessman Craig Huey finished second with 11,648 votes, or 21.87%  However, Secretary of State Debra Bowen finished just 206 votes behind Huey, with 21.48%.

For more on the contest, check the PolitiCal blog.

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