California sends Democratic loyalist John Garamendi to Congress
Lt. Gov. John Garamendi hugs his wife, Patti, after being declared the winner in the 10th Congressional District race, at his campaign headquarters in Walnut Creek on Tuesday. Garamendi defeated Republican challenger David Harmer in Tuesday's special election to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a Democrat, who was appointed to a State Department position earlier this year.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am
Voters in Northern California traded one reliable Democrat for
another by electing a career politician who will back the Obama
administration's health care reform efforts and other
Unlike the headline-grabbing congressional race in upstate New
York, California's special election was predicable and largely
uneventful. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi added a new chapter to his
35-year political career after defeating Republican David Harmer on
Tuesday to represent the 10th Congressional District.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am.