Congrats to newly elected Ted Lieu who, with 59.89% of the vote won today's special election to replace the late Mike Gordon. There was little doubt he'd be the top vote getter, but the recent implosion of the Republican candidate (combined with the fact that there were 4 Reeps on the ballot), gave him the margin he needed to avoid a run-off.
Oh - and the GOP's pick? Mary Jo "Lifelong Republican Since The Late 90s" Ford spent, according to recent reports, upwards of $325k on the race. That amounts to about $42.03 for each of her 7,733 votes. Cha-ching.