Editor's note: We will be updating this page throughout Election Day and night with background information on the race, interviews with the candidates, results and reaction. Check this page for the latest information on the 38th Congressional District race.38th Congressional District Votes % Benjamin Campos 50,889 32.26 Linda T. Sanchez 106,844 67.74
100% of precincts reporting.
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6:30 p.m. Update
With polls closing in less than two hours, Campos shared his thoughts with Patch on campaigning. According to Campos, he really was amazed by the amount of help he received in Whittier during his run for Congress. Putting $20,000 into his campaign, with $10,000 being from his own pocket, Campos describesd his campaign as having a "limited budget." He said he wished he could have visited Pico Rivero and Montebello more.
"I realized my time is finite and it's limited, so I concentrated on areas where I found more support," Campos said.
According to Campos, these areas included Lakewood, La Palma, Cerritos and Whittier.
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Cerritos-Artesia voters will be casting their ballots Tuesday for a new congressional representative representing the 38th District.
The district runs from South El Monte to Hawaiian Gardens and includes Artesia, Avocado Heights, Bellflower, Cerritos, East Whittier, La Mirada, Lakewood, Los Nietos, Montebello, North Whittier, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Pioneer, Rio Hondo, Rosemead, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South San Gabriel, South Whittier, Whittier and La Palma.
Democratic Rep. Linda T. Sanchez and Republican Benjamin Campos will go head-to-head to represent the 38th Congressional District. Due to redistricting, the incumbent 38th District representative, Grace Napolitano, will be running for the 32nd Congressional District seat.
Sanchez, currently representing the 39th District, has a background in labor. She supports keeping American jobs at home and maintaining Medicare and Social Security for seniors. In her candidate profile for Patch, Sanchez said: "As a member of Congress, my priorities are protecting and strengthening America's working families."
Campos, a certified public accountant, has been running on a platform of limited government and promotion of a free market system. In a letter to Patch, he said: "My aim is to get Americans back to work by allowing businesses to do what they do best and that is to hire Americans and produce high quality products that consumers want."
According to OpenSecrets.org, Sanchez has raised $984,842, spent $939,241 and had cash on hand totaling $217,901 as of her last report on Oct. 17.
Campos raised $19,544, spent $18,082 and had cash on hand totaling $579.
Endorsements for Sanchez have come from the California Democratic Party
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, The Sierra Club and National Organization of Women (NOW), among others.
Campos has drawn the backing of the Life Priority Network, an anti-abortion organization.
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