Close battle between Boudreaux, Wood for second in Congressional District 20

While Vince Fong appears to be going to the November runoff, the battle to join him is close.

Asm. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) is in position to secure a spot in the November runoff for Congressional District 20. 

The fight to join him in the runoff is only separated by 1,500 votes, per the latest county early Wednesday morning. 


The big picture: As of 12:44 am on Wednesday, the California Secretary of State’s Office recorded 69.7 percent of precincts partially recording with nearly 68,000 votes in. 

  • Fong holds a wide lead at 38.2 percent, all but assuring that he will head to the November runoff. 
  • Tulare County Mike Boudreaux is in second and would join Fong if the results stand. Boudreaux at 24.5 percent of the vote, closely followed by Democrat Marisa Wood at 22.3 percent. 
  • All other candidates in the crowded race currently have under five percent support – Kyle Kirkland at 4.5 percent, Andy Morales at 3.4 percent, Stand Ellis at 2.4 percent and David Giglio at 1.9 percent. 
  • Kelly Kulikoff, Matthew Stoll, Ben Dewell and T.J. Esposito all have less than one percent. 
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