Three weeks after Californians voted in their jungle primary, a second place finisher in the state’s 48th District has finally been declared. Businessman Harley Rouda (D) will advance into the general election and oppose 15-term Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) in the general election. The final count gives Mr. Rouda a 126-vote lead, and the third place finisher, biomedical company CEO Hans Keirstead (D), announced that he will not ask for a re-count and has endorsed Mr. Rouda. The final uncertified account gives Mr. Rouda 30,099 votes as compared to Mr. Keirstead’s, 29,973. Rep. Rohrabacher finished first with 52,734 tallies. The 48th District jungle primary attracted 16 candidates. The race is rated as a Toss-up for the fall campaign.
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