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Swalwell takes first, Bussell emerges as likely No. 2 over Corbett in 15th Congressional District...

By Josh Richman jrichman 6.3.2014

Rep. Eric Swalwell held his commanding lead in the 15th Congressional race, while it took hours before Republican challenger, Hugh Bussell, emerged as the likely number two over state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett in Tuesday's primary election. 

Swalwell, D-Dublin, drew about 48 percent of the vote while Bussell, of Livermore, led Corbett, D-San Leandro, by 610 votes, or about one percentage point.

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Swalwell Sweeps 15th Congressional District Race

Posted by Autumn Johnson (Editor) , June 04, 2014 at 10:06 AM

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

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. 


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About Eric Swalwell


As your representative, I’ve worked to bring new energy and ideas to Congress, and to expand economic opportunity and equality here in the East Bay. My top priority is creating good-paying, local jobs. To do so, I introduced the bipartisan Main Street Revival Act, offering small businesses a tax break to open in struggling communities.

I support our middle class because I’m from it. I was the first in my family to graduate college, doing so by working part-time jobs and earning an athletic scholarship. To reduce income inequality, I’ve co-sponsored legislation that guarantees women receive equal pay for equal work, increases the minimum wage, and prevents cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

I’ve stood up for those who have served our country, by helping hundreds of veterans receive over $750,000 in back benefits and co-authoring legislation to upgrade the benefits system to end its health claims backlog. As a former prosecutor, I’m committed to keeping our community safe. I voted to strengthen the... Read more

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  • Worked seven years as Alameda County prosecutor

  • Served on Dublin City Council (2010-2012)

  • Elected to Congress in 2012 - youngest member of the California delegation

  • Second youngest member currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Ranking member of House subcommittee on energy

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