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Once Solis Goes to Washington, Who Will Take Her Seat?

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Possible replacements for Solis include: Gloria Romero, Gil Cedillo, Ed Hernandez, Charles Calderon, or Ron Calderon...to name a few

President-elect Barack Obama has asked local congresswoman Hilda Solis, the Democrat who represents the 32nd District, which includes parts of Los Angeles, East LA and the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, Monterey Park, Rosemead, South El Monte, and West Covina. Now speculation has begun regarding who will take her place.

It's a crowded pool; according to the Sacramento Bee, "Democratic state Sens. Gil Cedillo and Gloria Romero say they're exploring running," politico siblings Assemblyman Charles and state Senator Ron Calderon could also "be contenders," and "also mentioned as possible contenders are Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina; Judy Chu, chairwoman of the state Board of Equalization; and her husband Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park."