California's Newest Congressman
Campbell took 45 percent of the vote, well ahead of Democrat Steve Young's 28 percent. Anti-immigration candidate Jim Gilchrist, who ran under the American Independent Party banner, received 25 percent of the vote -- a strong (but not overwhelming) statement about the potency of illegal immigration as an issue. Less than one-quarter of registered voters turned out for the special election runoff.
Campbell takes over from Cox, who is now the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. With this special election completed, there is only one vacancy in the House -- also in California. A special election to replace former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R) in the 50th District will occur in the spring.
December 7, 2005; 8:39 AM ET
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