Gang prosecutor Elan Carr, a Republican, and Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance emerged as the top finishers in the crowded race to succeed U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Another leading candidate, former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, finished third and on Wednesday morning publicly congratulated Carr and Lieu and wished them both well in the fall election.
With 18 names on the ballot, plus a write-in candidate, the race produced the most crowded field of any contest of Tuesday's primary.
But the crush of candidates that Waxman's surprise retirement announcement produced quickly sorted itself into tiers.
Most observers expected only...