Don’t pull a Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, or even Soccer Mom in the May 19 special election and not vote tomorrow. Don’t contribute to what the Contra Costa Times Lisa Vorderbrueggen says is expected to be a “very light turnout,” of what could be only 38 percent, according to Contra Costa County elections chief Steve Weir.
Here is Crazy in Suburbia’s handy-dandy guide to the candidates, and I’ve added the above photo of the bizarrely shaped 10th congressional district (amoeba on steroids?) so you can get a picture of whether you need to vote.
And, according to Vorderbrueggen, tomorrow’s election is not likely to produce a new U.S. Representative to replace Ellen Tauscher. The top vote-getters from each party tomorrow will face each other in a November 3 runoff, unless one candidate receives a majority of the vote. With 14 candidates vying in a red-hot race, it’s not likely that any one candidate will win a majority.
But you never know!