Cedillo, Hernandez still behind the Chus

With 86 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Democrat Gil Cedillo was still far behind Democrat Judy Chu in the race to fill the 32nd Congressional District seat vacated by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

Chu had 32.6 percent of the vote compared to Cedillo’s 23.7.

For the Republican race, Betty Tom Chu, a distant cousin to Judy Chu, was leading with 10.2 percent of the vote. Not far behind was Republican Teresa Hernandez, owner Cielito Lindo restaurant in South El Monte with 8.3 percent of the vote.

Newcomer Emanuel Pleitez also made a strong showing for the Democratic nomination. He earned 13.7 percent of the vote.

Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the winners from each party will square off in another election.

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