A guide to the CA-36 special election Tuesday

Thomas Lifson
A machine Democrat faces a surprise tea party challenger for a House seat in California Tuesday.  Zombie, of Pajamas Media, has put together all the information you need to know about the race.  A sample: Front-runner Janice Hahn, a Democratic city councilmember in Los Angeles, is facing off against upstart newcomer Craig Huey, a small business owner nominally on the Republican ticket but hewing closely to Tea Party and libertarian platforms. Hahn and Huey emerged as the two top vote-getters in a hotly contested primary election that featured no fewer than 16 candidates vying for a chance to face off in the general election. Hahn was expected to finish near the top, but she was supposed to be joined by her main rival, fellow Democrat Debra Bowen; instead, a brutal primary campaign damaged Bowen just enough to allow a surprise come-from-behind second-place finish by populist outsider Craig Huey. As expected, Hahn is now leading Huey in the heavily Democratic district, but by...(Read Full Post)

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