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Update: Susan Davis Wins 53rd District Election, Popaditch Gets Another Shot in November

The district includes La Mesa, Mount Helix and Lemon Grove, and other areas of San Diego.

Update: 2:30 a.m. Wednesday

Rep. Susan Davis has officially won the election, as 100 percent of precincts reporting. Davis picked up 57.44 percent of the vote, and a total of 50,400 votes. Challenger Nick Popaditch received 42.56 percent of the vote, and 37,348.

Both candidates will move on from the primary election fo the election in November. Additional campaigning begins now.

Update: 11:45 p.m.

With 66 percent of precincts reporting, Davis now sits ahead at 57.9 percent of the vote, compared to 42.1 percent for Popaditch.

Update: 11:24 p.m.

With 48.7 percent of precincts reporting, Davis has upped her lead, now owning 57.7 percent of the votes, with Popaditch having 42.2.

Update: 10:43 p.m.

With 28 percent of precincts reporting, Davis has 57.03 percent of the vote. Popaditch has 42.97 percent. It's changing after each update, but only by tenths of a percentage point.

Update: 10:15 p.m.

With 16.87 percent of presincts reporting, Davis maintains a lead, though it's not as big. Davis now has 56.97 percent of the vote. Popaditch has 43.03 percent of the vote.

Original story:

Early results are in the race for the 53rd Congressional District. Rep. Susan Davis – D and Nick Popaditch – R, were the only two candidates in the election.

After the polls closed at 8 p.m. with 14 percent of the presincts reporting, Davis had picked up 57.12 percent of the votes. Popaditch earned 42.87 percent.

Davis was elected to congress in 2001 and has served the 53rd District since that time. She is seeking her 6th consecutive term. Before being elected to Congress, she served in the California State Assembly for six years.

Popaditch is a highly decorated veteran of two Iraq wars. He was a nominee for the 51st Congressional District in 2010, losing to Bob Filner.

 

Precincts  - 66%

Votes

Percent

Susan Davis – D

 

42186

57.9

Nick Popaditch – R

 

30603

42.1

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