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Bilbray, Lungren congressional races still too close to call

Congressman Dan Lungren (R)
Congressman Dan Lungren (R)
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Congressman Dan Lungren (R)
Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray
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It has been nearly a week since the election, but California still does not know who is going to Capitol Hill in two Congressional districts.

But California voters will be sending at least 11 new members of Congress to Washington, D.C.  That is nearly 20 percent of the delegation.

But two races are too close to call. 

In San Diego, incumbent Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray is trailing Democrat Scott Peters, a Port of San Diego Commissioner, by 1,300 votes, based on the latest count.  San Diego County is still counting mail-in and provisional ballots.

Near Sacramento, incumbent GOP Congressman Dan Lungren is trailing his Democratic challenger, physician Ami Bera, by more than 1,700 votes.

Because of the Veterans Day holiday, final tallies in both races aren’t expected until later in the week.