It's election day in the California 50th. Vying to replace disgraced Republican Randy "Duke" Cunningham are 18 candidates, including Democrat Francine Busby, the frontrunner. She has to get over 50% to avoid a runoff election in June, and in a conservative Southern California district that's no easy task. But polls show her running at about 40%, and depending on turnout, she could end up with a majority.
Political scientists predict a light turnout because the congressional race is the only issue on the ballot. That means a small number of votes could make the difference between going to Congress and staying home.In a conservative Republican district, light turnout is good news for Democrats. Only the intense will vote, and there are a lot of Democrats who see a great opportunity to pick up a seat in the heart of Republican country.
-San Diego Union-Tribune
We could be one seat closer to taking back the House by the end of the day.