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Congressional races in California remain tight in late-night returns
Congressional races in California remain tight in late-night returns

Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert, appeared to be beating back a challenge from Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande, according to incomplete election night returns. Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego was in a tight race with Republican businessman Carl DeMaio, and Rep. Julia Brownley of Westlake Village was in a close contest with Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell of Camarillo. In Northern California, Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove was narrowly trailing former GOP...

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