Just minutes ago, our local paper announced that Republican incumbent, Mary Bono Mack, has conceded the Congressional race to her Democratic challenger, Dr. Raul Ruiz. It has been a long slog with Riverside County still counting ballots. More than 100,000 absentee ballot were dropped off at polling stations on Election Day and that has slowed the process. There were also reports of glitches with some electronic voting machines so they were shut down and everyone given paper ballots at those affected polling stations. They're still counting but Dr. Ruiz increased his lead with the latest Riverside County update by more than 2500 votes over his established lead of nearly 5,000 votes.
Ms. Mack's husband, Connie Mack, also lost his Senatorial race in Florida to Bill Nelson. This is not the first time a married couple have served together in Congress, but it is the first time known that both lost their elections in the same election year.
Here ya' go.