Craig HueyDebra BowenJanice Hahn

CA-36 Update: Craig Huey Upsets Democrat Debra Bowen and Faces Janice Hahn in Run Off in July

Republican Craig Huey on election night, May 18, 2011

There continue to be around 9,800 uncounted ballots but here are the results so far:

Here is the link to the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office, where you can watch the updated totals.

Democrat Janice Hahn appears headed to a second round of balloting for the vacant 36th Congressional District seat, though her challenger for the July 12 runoff is yet to be determined.

Hahn, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, was the top vote-getter in yesterday’s special election to replace Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, who retired in late February. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Hahn led the field of 16 candidates with 24.66 percent of the vote.

Hahn’s chief Democratic rival, Secretary of State Debra Bowen, trailed conservative website publisher Craig Huey for the No. 2 spot by roughly 200 votes. Huey, who lent his campaign $500,000, posted an edge of less than one percentage point over the Marina Del Rey Democrat, leading 21.87 percent to 21.48 percent.

Stay tuned…..