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Controller”s Race Too Close To Call

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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.