Here are results for major federal, state and local races and ballot measures as reported by the California Secretary of State and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Scroll through the table above for the latest San Diego County tally.
Governor — Lt. Gavin Newsom easily beat Rancho Santa Fe resident John Cox to become the next Governor of California. With 92.9 percent of precincts reporting, Newsom led Cox by 59.4 percent to 40.6 percent.
Other State Offices — Eleni Kounalakis held a 10-point lead for the Lieutenant Governor post, while incumbent Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Controller Betty Yee, Treasurer Fiona Ma and Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra were all headed to re-election with vote totals above 60 percent. Ricardo Lara was edging out Steve Poizner, 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent, for Insurance Commissioner. Marshall Tuck was leading Tony Thurmond by 50.6 percent to 49.4 person for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Termed-out state Sen. Joe Anderson was leading Mike Schaefer by 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent in the race for the District 4 seat on the State Board of Equalization.
Senate — Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein won a fifth term representing California in the U.S. Senate by fending off a challenge by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, who managed to upset the status quo by forcing a runoff and gaining the backing of the state Democratic Party. Feinstein led 54.3 percent to 45.7 percent.
Congress — Democrats flipped one Congressional district in San Diego County. In the 49th District, Democrat Mike Levin was leading Diane Harkey by 52.4 percent to 47.6 percent with 66.2 percent of precincts reporting. But in the 50th District, Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar trailed incumbent Republican Duncan Hunter, who is under indictment for campaign finance fraud, by 45.8 percent to 54.2 percent with 67.9 percent of precincts counted. Incumbent Reps. Susan Davis, Scott Peters and Juan Vargas were all headed for re-election with vote totals above 60 percent.
State Legislature — Republican Brian Jones held a 12-point lead in the 38th Senate District, while incumbent state Sen. Ben Hueso had a 20-point margin in the 40th District. Incumbents Randy Voepel in the 71st Assembly District, Marie Waldron in the 75th District, Brian Maienschein in the 77th District, Todd Gloria in the 78th District, Shirley Weber in the 79th District and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher in the 80th District all appeared headed for re-election. In the open 76th District, Tasha Boerner Hovarth was leading Elizabeth Warren by 56.2 percent to 43.8 percent.
Superior Court — Deputy District Atty. Matt Brower trounced Judge Gary Kreep, a Ramona lawyer and “birther” proponent who has been censured by the state judicial commission. Brower was leading Kreep by 17 points.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors — There will be one Democrat on the five-member board. Former Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, a Democrat, was leading former District Atty. Bonnie Dumanis by a margin of 64.7 percent to 35.3 percent with 68 percent of precincts reporting in the race for the 4th District. In North County, San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, a Republican, was leading challenger Michelle Gomez by 59.6 percent to 40.4 percent in the 5th District with 51 percent of precincts reporting.
San Diego City Council — Two incumbent council members appeared headed to defeat. Challenger Jen Campbell led incumbent Lorie Zapf by 55.5 percent to 45.5 percent in District 2, while Monica Montgomery was beating incumbent Myrtle Cole by 54.5 percent to 44.5 percent in District 4. Incumbent Chris Cate was headed for re-election with a 14-point lead over Tommy Hough in District 6. In District 8, Vivian Morena led Antonio Martinez by 52.8 percent to 47.2 percent.
Mission Valley Ballot Initiatives — Measure G for SDSU West had a 54.9 percent “yes” vote while Measure E was badly trailing with a 70.3 percent “no” vote at 72 percent of precincts reporting. SDSU supporters declared victory.
State Propositions — The three most controversial ballot propositions were headed for a loss. Proposition 5, which would have given seniors a property tax break to buy new homes, was trailing at 58.1 percent “no” to 41.9 percent “yes.” Proposition 6, which would have repealed the gas tax increase and halt many state road projects, was at 55.3 percent “no” to 44.7 percent “yes.” Proposition 10, which would have allowed cities and counties to begin rent control was at 61.7 percent “no” to 38.3 percent “yes.”
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