The California State Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman, Judy Chu, has held a commanding lead in her bid for the 32nd U.S. Congressional seat. But she failed to get the majority votes needed to avoid a runoff.
Judy Chu won 14,310 votes. However, Chu's 32.49 percent victory is short of the more than 50 percent majority and a July 14th runoff is needed among the top vote-getters. Thirteen candidates are bidding for the 32nd District Congressional seat, which was held by Hilda Solis until she was appointed U.S. Labor Secretary by President Barack Obama. It is widely expected that Judy Chu will easily win in the runoff since she won 32.49 percent of the votes in Tuesday's election, while her competitor Betty Chu got only 10.18 percent.
(CCTV May 22, 2009)