And when I say “clings,” I really mean it. From Carolyn Lochhead at the Chronicle:

In the gerrymander-gone-awry California 11th congressional district, sprawling across four counties from Gilroy to Lodi, incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney is ahead 121 votes to GOP challenger David Harmer:

McNerney 82,124 votes, 47.5%

Harmer 82,003 votes 47.4%

A third party spoiler, Tracy’s David Christensen of the conservative American Independent Party, has 8,809 or 5.1%

That’s with all precincts reporting as of 5:41 a.m. It would appear that Harmer would have won had Christensen not been in the race.

Full post here.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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