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Swalwell campaign building momentum

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Jul 23, 2013

CONGRESSMAN Eric Swalwell faced a huge uphill battle when he decided to take on 20-term incumbent Pete Stark in the newly redistricted 15th in 2012. Thanks to the open primary system that allows the top two finishers in the primary to run-off in the general election, he ran a strong second in the primary and then picked up enough votes to prevail rather easily in a Democrat vs. Democrat battle in a heavily Democratic district.

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