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Swalwell Sweeps 15th Congressional District Race

Congressman Eric Swalwell came out ahead of Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and Republican Hugh Bussell in the primary election Tuesday night.

HAYWARD, Ca: Eric Swalwell speaking at his election returns party Tuesday night. Photo contributed.
HAYWARD, Ca: Eric Swalwell speaking at his election returns party Tuesday night. Photo contributed.
Updated at 10:05 a.m.—

The Secretary of State website is reporting that Hugh Bussell of Livermore is listed as being in second place this morning in the race for the 15th Congressional District Race with Corbett close behind. 

Patch will update the story as final numbers become available.

Original story at 5:30 a.m.—

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) finished ahead in Tuesday's election night with over 49 percent of the votes while Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) followed in second place in the race for the 15th Congressional District. 

Swalwell garnered more than 25,000 votes, while over 13,000 voted for Corbett, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voter's website. Republican Hugh Bussell of Livermore trailed in third place with 24.84 percent of the votes.

The 15th Congressional District includes Tri-Valley, San Ramon, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward and Union City.

timothy June 04, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Independent voter here. I don't always agree with Swalwell's views but I find him flexible enough to gain my support.
TPH June 04, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Swalwell is Pelosi's lap dog. He will not vote any different than her. He will not end Obama care, he is not interested in the truth about Benghazi, he doesn't care that the IRS targeted certain American's and he believes the Government is the key to getting the economy going. He sounded reasonable on his first campaign trail but once in DC he fell right in line with the Dem establishment.
Susan C June 05, 2014 at 03:17 AM
He's the hardest working politician I've ever seen.
Davis June 05, 2014 at 12:29 PM
I agree with TPH, I couldn't have said it better. He denies the conservative voters that helped him beat Stark. Why do we need politicians that all vote the party line. Remember he only got 49% of the vote. That means 51% don't like him.
Nancy June 05, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Part of the 51% here. A conservative mil mom friend of mine said she was going to vote for him and I set her straight: Just because he did one thing he was supposed to do doesn't mean he is the right or best person for this job. He IS a pelosi lap dog. He does NOT give a &$(*% about Benghazi and the brave Seals or Ambassador Stevens who were murdered. He thinks socialist obummercare is great. He will DO what he is TOLD to do and that has NOTHING to do with conservatives and dare I say CHRISTIANS.

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