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Huffman finishes first in House race; GOP hopeful Roberts 2nd

Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Republican Dan Roberts received the most votes in the race for the congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey.

The final unofficial count from Tuesday's election featuring 12 candidates put Huffman on top with a commanding win of 37.3 percent.

Huffman and Roberts, who received 15.3 percent, appeared to be headed for the Nov. 6 general election. But Roberts holds a one percent lead, or about 1,400 more votes, over third-place finisher Democrat Norman Solomon.

The county's official vote tally won't be completed for a few weeks, with last-minute mail-in and provisional ballots still to count.

However, Roberts held a lead over Solomon throughout the vote count on Tuesday night.


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