Elton Gallegly

Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) are running neck-and-neck in Ventura County.

National Democrats fought hard to try to keep the post they won two years ago, when Brownley beat a seasoned Republican after the retirement of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) in what was then a newly redrawn district.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Majority PAC and other interest groups put some $3 million into campaigns supporting Brownley or opposing Gorell, a military veteran. 

Generally viewed as a political moderate, Gorell was portrayed by Brownley supporters as too extreme for the...

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