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36th Congressional District Special Election Tomorrow

36th Congressional District Rep. Jane Harman’s Congressional seat will be filled tomorrow by Republican Craig Huey or Democratic L.A. City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Click here to find your polling place!

Voting 2008 in Venice Beach

From the LA Times:

When Hahn, 59, and Huey, 61, won spots on the runoff ballot, most observers predicted Hahn would not have a hard time winning the race to replace Harman, a Venice Democrat who resigned in February. Democrats hold an 18-point registration edge in the district, and observers said Huey’s socially conservative views — he opposes abortion and gay marriage, for example — were out of step with the district’s moderate voting patterns.

But Huey pumped nearly $800,000 of his own money into his campaign and rallied “tea party” activists and other conservatives to help spread his cut-government-spending, grow-jobs message. Hahn has raised more than $1 million and enlisted support from labor, environmental groups, women’s organizations and Democratic Party leaders.

To continue reading Jean Merl’s informative article at the LATimes, click here!

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