The Associated Press and other news organizations have declared John Garamendi the winner in California's 10th congressional race. He will take Ellen Tauscher's place as our local representative for the U.S. House of Representatives.
According to KCBS: California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a Democrat, has defeated his Republican opponent in a Contra Costa congressional race to replace Ellen Tauscher.
With about a third of the votes counted in the East Bay, the Democrat and longtime player on California's political stage was ahead by nearly 16 points over David Harmer.