Third party candidates garnering some support in California special election. It has been the least talked about major election set for early November, but there is a Congressional special election in California set for November 3, 2009.
The race is to replace Democrat Ellen Tauscher, who is now Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Lieutenant Governor Democrat John Garamendi is facing Republican David Harmer along with American Independent candidate Jerry Denham, Jeremy Cloward of the Green Party, and Mary C. McIlroy from the Peace and Freedom Party.
A poll conducted by SurveyUSA showed Lieutenant Governor Garamendi getting 50% of the vote and Harmer with 40%. The poll said “other” candidates are getting six percent of the vote, but the poll did not show which candidates were getting the vote. Four percent are still undecided.