Chu vs. Chu in July 14 Runoff for Solis' Congressional Seat
Democrat Judy Chu won almost 32 percent of all votes cast in Tuesday's special election for the east Los Angeles 32nd District seat in Congress. She'll face Republican Betty Chu, who received only a third as many votes, on July 14.
Twelve candidates are down to two today after Tuesday's special election to fill California's 32nd District congressional seat formerly held by Hilda Solis, now U.S. secretary of Labor. Final results from the Secretary of State's office show Judy Chu, vice chair of the California State Board of Equalization, received 15,338 votes, 31.9 percent of all votes cast. Placing second was Gil Cedillo, a Los Angeles state senator, with 11,244 votes (23.4 percent).
Cedillo did not qualify for the July 14 runoff election. There, Judy Chu will face only Republican Betty Chu, who is currently a member of the Monterey Park, Calif., city council. Betty Chu received 5,016 votes (10.4 percent) to lead three Republican candidates in Tuesday's election.