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November 05, 2008

California Republican Retains House Seat

By Mariam El Hasan

The election results were a big victory for the Democratic Party! They won big all over the country. In our own congressional race in South Orange County in California, the incumbent Congressman John Campbell held on to his position in the House of Representatives.

This was not a big surprise as he was expected to win.  He is a Republican and was elected in a special election in 2005 when Chris Cox resigned to become Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange commissions. Campbell was re-elected in 2006.  He represents the 48th district and won 55 percent of the votes, while the Democrat, Steve Young won 41percent.  Another 4 percent of the votes were given to the Libertarian candidate, Don Patterson.

The Democrats won the majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.   The democrats have won 258 seats and the Republicans won 177 seats. This means that Senator Obama, the President-elect will have a legislative majority to work with after he takes office.

Comments

derek

Thats really cool that you know about all the little stuff. Like the house of Representatives. I would never have know about that if havn't of read this blog.

nick

wow it is so cool I did not know that you needed270 electorial votes to win the presidential election

aidan

go californiaaaaaaa

jailene

go obama you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole

Obama rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

suffolk,

i like your artacile

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