Independent Bloomfield Makes Run-Off in California Top Two Primary


Congressman Henry Waxman, a 72 year old Democrat who has served in the U.S. House since 1975, will face an interest challenger in November. As results are being finalized from Tuesday’s open primary in California, it appears that millionaire businessman Bill Bloomfield will make the run-off agazinst Waxman. Bloomfield beat out the lone Republican on the ballot, Christopher David, by about 8 percentage points.

Bloomfield, an advocate of California’s new “two-two” system, spent heavily to secure his spot in the general election.

“I put a lot of time and money in on open primaries and on redistricting reform,” Bloomfield told The Modesto Bee. “To be a part of taking advantage of these reforms, it is pretty cool.”

While few expect Waxman to be in any serious danger come this Fall, Bloomfield’s deep pockets could make this race one worth watching.

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