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California Special Congressional Election, District 10 Update

2009 August 14 - sara

There are currently 14 candidates vying to fill the seat of former Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D) who resigned on March 18 to accept the position of Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  The race has attracted a wide range of candidates from five different political parties, which include: American Independent Party (Constitution Party affiliate), Democratic Party, Green Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and the Republican Party.  President Obama won the district with 65% of the vote in 2008, suggesting the Democrats are well positioned to hold the seat.  The candidates have been sent the Political Courage Test, which is due back at our research office on August 26.

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