Nov 7, 2012 3:53 AM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
The California Secretary of State reports in the race for the 24th Congressional District, with 100% of precincts,Democrat Lois Capps brought in 119,344 votes for 54.8%. Maldonado received 98,391 votes for a total of 45.2%.
Former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado released the following statement:
"A short while ago, I spoke with Rep. Lois Capps, and offered her my congratulations on her victory tonight. For anyone today who supported my campaign, I am honored and grateful for your support, not just today, but throughout my life in public service.
"I want to thank my family for all of their love and support and I look forward to being able to move beyond the demands of a campaign to spend more time with them. A campaign like this would not have been possible without the hard work of volunteers taking time out of their lives to make phone calls and walk precincts and I am so thankful to all of you who have given this campaign - your campaign - so much. I have been blessed to have a talented and dedicated team that has made this campaign the focal point of their lives for the last five months. It wasn't easy, but nothing ever worth fighting for ever is and even though the outcome wasn't the one we had hoped for, this was a campaign we all can be proud of."
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