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December 07, 2005

Republican Tops Border Activist in O.C. Election

In the Los Angeles Times there is an article by Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer wherein they describe how a Republican state senator sailed to victory Tuesday in a special congressional election in coastal Orange County featuring a maverick, third-party candidate who sought to capitalize on growing fears of illegal immigration.

In a race that drew national attention, Sen. John Campbell (R-Irvine) held a wide lead throughout the evening, ending the night with nearly 45% of the vote. But it was Minuteman Project co-founder and first-time candidate Jim Gilchrist of the American Independent Party who drew the spotlight with his one-issue campaign.

For more go to;
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-coxseat7dec07,0,7190560.story?track=tottext

Posted by VisaLawyer at December 7, 2005 07:25 AM

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