Congratulations to Judy Chu and Mike Eng!

Congratulations to local power couple Judy Chu and Mike Eng!

Mike Eng cruised to a landslide victory in the race for the Democratic nomination for the 49th Assembly District.  With 100% of the precincts reporting, Eng captured 9,696 votes, or 52.1% of the total votes cast in a three-way race for his party's nomination.  His nearest competitor finished nearly 3,000 votes behind him.

Meanwhile, current Assemblywoman Judy Chu won a surprisingly easy victory in her race for the Democractic nomination in District 4 of the State Board of Equalization.  With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Chu is flirting with the 50% line in her four-way race for her party's nomination.  As of 2:15 a.m., she was at 49.7% of the vote, with a lead of just under 80,000 votes over her closet competitor.

Chu and Eng have been among our most vocal and active supporters.  And, unlike our opponents here in Rosemead, they are people of unquestioned integrity.

Interestingly to me (as a political scientist), spending big dollars on tv ads apparently doesn't pay off.  In the Democratic contests for governor, secretary of state, controller, and District 4 of the Board of Equalization, the candidate that was all over the airwaves was NOT the winner.  You can't just buy an election in California.  Good news for us in Rosemead, as we face an opponent that will almost certainly outspend us in dollars, but who can't compete with us in terms of heart and commitment.