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Special Elections 2011-2012
(For Congressional Open Seat Elections November 6, 2012 CLICK HERE)

CA36 (Jane Harman-D, Resigned) -- May 17, 2011 (Run-off July 12)
Debra Bowen (D), CA Secretary of State - 21.5%
Janice Hahn (D), L.A. Council Member - 24.7% Run-off 7/12 54.6%
Marcy Winograd (D), Anti-war Activist/Teacher
Daniel Adler (D), Entrepreneur/Producer
Patrick "Kit" Bobko (R)
Michael T. Chamness (NPA), Grant Writer
Steve Collette (Libertarian), CPA
Stephen Eisele (R), Aerospace Worker
Mike Gin (R), Mayor of Redondo Beach
Loraine Goodwin (D), Physician/Arbitrator
Craig Huey (R), Conservative publisher - 21.9% Run-off 7-12 45.4%
Maria E. Montano (Peace & Freedom), Schoolteacher
George Newberry (R), Ret Air Force/Realtor
Katherine Pilot (NPA), Office Clerk
Matthew Roozee (NPA), ED 20th Century Fox
Mike Webb (R), Redondo Beach City Atty

NY26 (Lee-R, Resigned) -- May 24, 2011
Jane Corwin (R, Conservative, Ind), NY State Assembly - 42.4%
Jack Davis (Tea) - 9.1%
Kathy Courtney Hochul (D, Working Families), Erie County Clerk - 47.4%
Ian L. Murphy (Green)

NV02 (Heller-R, appointed to Senate) -- September 13, 2011
Mark Amodei (R), NV GOP Chair/former State Senator - 58%
Kate Marshall (D), State Treasurer - 36%
Kirk Lippold (R), US Navy retired

NY09 (Weiner-D, Resigned) -- Candidates chosen by parties/September 13, 2011 (NO women)
David Welprin (D), State Assemblyman - 46%
Bob Turner (R), businessman - 54%

OR01 (Wu-D, resigned) - Nov. 8 Primary/Jan. 31, 2012 General
Democrats -
Saba Ahmed (D), lobbyist/law student - 0.29%
Brad Avakian (D), State Labor Commissioner - 21.31%
Suzanne Bonamici (D), State Senator - 65.80%, General 53.82%
Dominic Hammon (D), former contractor/employment services - 1.23%
Robert Lettin (D), investment advisor - 0.11%
Dan Strite (D), former business owner/retired golf pro - 1.60%
Todd Ritter (D), textbook dealer - 0.85%
Brad Witt (D), State Representative - 8.21%
Republicans -
Rob Cornilles (R), businessman - 72.19%, General 39.55%
Pavel Goberman (R), fitness expert - 3.14%
Jim Greenfield (R), attorney/real estate investor - 11.53%
Lisa Michaels (R), GOP activist/cable tv personality - 10.65%
D R Delgado-Morgan (R), union employee - 1.56%
(There were NO women in Congress from Oregon!)

AZ08 (Giffords-D, retired 1-25-12) -- April 17 Primary/General June 12
Ron Barber (D), former Giffords District Director 98.46%, General
Frank Antenori (R), State Senator/retired Green Beret 22.54%
Jesse Kelly (R), Iraq war vet/ran against Giffords 2010 34.91%, General
Martha McSally (R), 1st woman fighter pilot/NS instructor 25.01%
Dave Sitton (R), sports broadcaster 17.13%

NJ10 (Payne-D, deceased 3-6-12) -- June 5 Primary/General Nov 6
(for rest of current term)
Donald Payne, Jr. (D), Newark Council President - 71%
Ron Rice, Jr. (D), Newark Councilman - 25%
Wayne Smith (D), Irvington Mayor - 5
(There are NO women in Congress from New Jersey!)

WA01 (Inslee-D, resigned 3-20-12 to run for Governor) -- August 7 Primary/General Nov 6 (for rest of current term)
Darcy Burner (D), President/ED progressivecongress.org - 15.09%
Susan DelBene (D), businesswoman/technology - 25.02%, General
Ruth Morrison (D)- 1.22%
Darshan Rauniyar (D), businessman/activist - 3.25%
Laura Rudderman (D), former State Rep. - 9.76%
John Koster (R), Snohomish County Councilman - 35.76%, General
All Others - 11.51 %

MI11 (McCotter-R, resigned 7-6-12)- Sept 5 Primary/General Nov 6 (for rest of current term
Kerry Bentiviglio (R), reindeer rancher/Tea Party favorite - 29%, Gen
Nancy Cassis (R), former State Senator - 24%
Kenneth Crider (R) -- 3%
Carolyn Cavanaugh (R) - 7%
Steve King (R) -- 5%
David Curson (D) -- 32%, General
Donald Green (Write-in) -- 0%

KY04 (Davis-R, resigned 7-31-12) - General Nov 6 (will remain vacant until January)

CA18 (Cardoza-D, resigned 8-15-12) - General Nov 6 (will remain vacant until January)

Past U.S. House OPEN SEATS statistics:
2004: 35 (11D, 14R)
2006: 31 (10D, 20R, 1I)
2008: 34 (7D, 27R)
2010: 41 (19D, 22R)

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