Wendy Greuel concedes California 33rd primary, election set for Carr, Lieu

Although Republican Elan Carr took first place in the open primary, Democrat Lieu is expected to handily win November's election.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   June 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Democrat Wendy Greuel conceded in the primary race for California's 33rd Congressional District, setting November's election for a showdown between Republican Elan Carr and Democrat state Sen. Ted Lieu.

The seat will be vacated by longtime Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who was first elected to Congress in 1975 and serves as the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Carr took first place in Tuesday's open "jungle primary," in which the top two candidates from any party advance to November's general election, with 21.5 percent of the seat.

However, Lieu, who collected 19 percent of the vote, is expected to handily win the seat. Greuel recieved 16.8 percent.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Henry Waxman
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison
Two killed by police gunfire in 2 separate Central Texas shootings