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It's Official: Bowen Concedes, 36th Congressional District Runoff Will Pit Hahn Against Huey

Debra Bowen has conceded the election
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As the final ballot count continued after Tuesday's Special Election, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded in the race to fill the vacated 36th Congressional District seat, leaving the runoff to Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn (D) and businessman Craig Huey (R). From Bowen's statement:

“Since Tuesday’s election, my staff, legal advisers and election experts participated in the ballot review process to ensure a full and fair vote count was conducted. It is clear now that I will not be in the runoff and I congratulate Janice Hahn and Craig Huey."

As of Thursday afternoon, Hahn had 24.62% of the vote (15,607 votes) and Huey 22.24% (14,096). Bowen represented a close third, with 21.05% (13,346 votes).

The runoff election will take place on July 12th. The seat was vacated by Jane Harman, who announced her resignation in February.