RPCVs in Congress Hold Seats, Garamendi is California
Two RPCV members of the House of Representatives
facing significant challenges have reportedly been
Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays (Fiji 68-70) was
declared the winner of his re-election bid with just
over 50% of the vote. As of early Wednesday morning,
his Democratic challenger had not conceded the race.
In upstate New York, Congressman James Walsh (Nepal
70-72) also won a close race, receiving 51% of the
Californias two RPCV Congressmen easily won
re-election. Mike Honda (El Salvador 65-67) received
72% of the vote, while Sam Farr (Colombia 62-64) won
re-election with nearly 77% of the vote.
The fifth RPCV member of the House of Representatives,
Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (Somalia 66-67) was
In other races involving RPCVs:
In California, John Garamendi (Ethiopia 66-68) was
declared the winner Wednesday morning in a very close
race for Lieutenant Governor.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (Tunisia 67-69) was
re-elected with nearly 53% of the vote.
In Texas, Independent candidate Kinky Friedman
(Malaysia 66-68) received nearly 13% of the vote in a
five-way race won by incumbent Governor Rick Perry.
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