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Controller”s Race Too Close To Call

The race for California controller is still too close to call.

The latest numbers show Democrat Steve Westly leading Republican state Senator Tom McClintock by 25-thousand-830 votes. It could be days before the remaining absentee ballots are tallied and the winner determined.

Westly stopped short of declaring victory today, but says he´s optimistic. Should Westly win, Democrats would win all eight statewide offices — their first such sweep since 1882. Republicans last won all statewide offices in 1946.

The only current Republican statewide officeholder, Secretary of State Bill Jones, couldn´t run because of term limits.