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December 20, 2014

Wendy Greuel Concedes California House Contest

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu is poised to become the next member of Congress from Hollywood’s House seat — California’s 33rd District.

Lieu advanced to the general election Tuesday, and in November he will face a Republican opponent in a strong Democratic district.

In California’s primary, the two highest vote recipients regardless of party advance to the general election.

The Associated Press has yet to call the race, but Republican attorney Elan Carr leads with 21 percent, followed by Lieu with 19 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. The candidate in third place, former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, a Democrat, conceded Wednesday, officially ending any uncertainty about the contest.

“I send my congratulations to Elan Carr and Ted Lieu on last night’s election results and offer my appreciation for the efforts of all the other candidates,” Greuel said in a statement. “This was a close, hard fought campaign, and I wish them the best of luck in November.”

The 33rd District includes some of the Los Angeles’ wealthiest and celebrity-studded neighborhoods. President Barack Obama carried the district with 61 percent in 2012.

California’s 33rd District is rated a Safe Democratic contest by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The Republicans & Democrats, have both Failed, the More Than 2.6 Million Unemployed Families, still Without an Extension Of Unemployment Benefits, since Late Last December. For the past Five And A Half Months, these families have had to face Evictions, Home foreclosures, Bankruptcy, and Homelessness, while these two political parties played “Party Politics” in the senate, Delaying and Postponing the vote. The Republicans in particular, have held the Extension Bill “Hostage” in the senate, never truly planning on passing the bill. When Billions of Tax Payer Dollars have been Approved for the Ukraine, and More spent on Military aid for Europe, the poor & Unemployed in this country are left alone to struggle and suffer economically. We have Representatives that are No Longer Representing the interests of the average American, but are answering to Corporate America and Special Interest Groups instead. These career politicians need be voted out of office in the coming election.

    • Jazzboy1

      Career politicians respond to the actual voters in their districts/states. If people stay home on election day, they risk seeing their favored programs cut. Of course, they could get up off their sofas or get an absentee ballot to protect their priorities — but laziness is no excuse to not voting and then complaining about the results. Corporate America is pleased to see a lower vote total as it helps them “win.”

      What are you doing to get people to the polls — or are you just whining?

  • 1kygent2

    Its also a heavily Jewish district and Lieu is, well, not. It will be interesting to see many of the moderate Jewish Democrats consider Elan Carr: a very moderate Jewish Republican.

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