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California Secretary of State - Elections Division
2009 California Special Congressional Races
Filing Deadline: 4/6/09, write-in deadline: 5/5/09, Special Election Primary: 5/19/09, Special Election Runoff: 7/14/09,
Last Updated: September 2, 2009
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
10th Congressional District, 65.1% in '08, Ellen O. Tauscher (D) resigned during 7th term to become undersecrtary of state, Polls,
Filing Deadline 7/20/09, Primary write-in Deadline: 8/18/09, Primary: 9/1/09, Independent Filing Deadline: 9/7/09, Deadline for Write-in Candidate: 10/20/09, Special Election: 11/3/09, Run-off Election (if necessary): 12/29/09,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Lt. Gov. John R. Garamendi (D) 26.2%,
St. Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D) 17.6%, St. AM Joan Buchanan (D) 12.0%, veteran Anthony Woods (D) 8.5%, ex-journalist / municipal investigator Adriel Hampton (D) 0.4%,
'96 congressional candidate / ex-congressional aide / ex-JPMorgan Chase ass't. gen. counsel David Harmer (R) 20.6%,
businessman Christopher Bunch (R) 4.6%, retired police officer Gary Clift (R) 4.0%, physician John Toth (R) 3.2%, businessman David Peterson (R) 1.6%, businessman Mark Loos (R) 0.4%,
adj. prof. Jeremy Cloward (G) 0.5%,
Mary McIlroy (P&F;) 0.3%,
Jerry Denham (AI) 0.3%,
32nd Congressional District, unopposed in '08, 5th term, Hilda L. Solis (D) nominated for Secretary of Labor, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Board of Equalization chair Judy Chu (D) 31.9%,
St. Sen. Gil Cedillo (D) 23.38%, ex-cong. aide Emanuel Pleitez (D) 13.54%, retiree Francisco Alonso (D) 2.05%, ex-cong. aide Benita Duran (D) 1.22%, actor Stefan L. "Contreras" Lysenko (D) 0.45%, attorney Nick Juan Mostert (D) 0.45%, businessman Rafael F. Nadal (D) 0.37%,
City Council member Betty Tom Chu (R) 10.43%,
businesswoman Teresa Hernandez (R) 8.69%, ex-Covina Mayor / police chaplain David A. Truax (R) 6.28%, Larry Dean Scarborough (R/WI),
businessman Christopher M. Agrella (L) 1.24%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Alaska Political Parties:
(AI) = American-Independent Party
- Affiliated with the Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(P&F) = Peace and Freedom Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party

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