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Some of the hottest congressional campaigns do battle in California
Some of the hottest congressional campaigns do battle in California

A Republican first-time candidate and a Democratic state senator from the South Bay emerged from Tuesday's primary as the two fall contenders to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in a liberal, wealthy, Westside-dominated congressional district. With gang prosecutor Elan Carr and veteran elected official Ted Lieu placing first and second, respectively, the crowded primary ended the congressional hopes this year of three other close competitors for the Waxman seat, the center of one of the wealthiest, most politically active jurisdictions in the nation. The intense competition stood out among a dozen or so of the hottest congressional races for one of the 53...

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