Janice Hahn takes early lead in 36th Congressional District race
With mostly mail-in ballots counted, Hahn led Huey 21,365 votes to 18,025, or 54.24% to 45.76%.
Both sides worked hard to get their voters out in what was expected to be a low-turnout election to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), who resigned in February. Democrats hold an 18-point registration edge over Republicans in the South Bay-based district but Huey mounted a well-financed challenge and the race was perceived as tightening up in the last few weeks.
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office will post updates Tuesday night as more ballots are counted. Go to lavote.net for updates.
-- Jean Merl
Photo: Competing election signs crowd fences and posts in Torrance. Credit: Reuters