Democrat Ted Lieu to succeed Waxman in Congress, AP reports
By Jean Merl
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) has beat gang prosecutor Elan S. Carr, a Beverly Hills Republican, in the race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who is retiring after 40 years in Congress.
First-time candidate Carr emerged as the top vote-getter in the 18-candidate June primary but faced long odds in the strongly Democratic district, much of which served as longtime political home base for liberal lion Waxman and his allies.
It is the second-most affluent congressional district in the U.S, according to Census data.
Outpolling spiritual teacher and best-selling author Marianne Williamson, an independent, and several notable Democrats in the primary, Lieu finished second, allowing him to move on with Carr to the general election.