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Early returns put Wilson and Rao neck-and-neck

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 9:43 pm in 2008 June primary, California Legislature.

A manual tally of mail-in results from Alameda and Contra Costa counties plus a few votes posted from Sacramento and San Joaquin counties puts San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson and Robert Rao nearly tied with roughly 30 percent each of the 18,549 votes cast.

Rao of Livermore had 5,644 votes compared to 5,693 for Wilson.

Judy Biviano Lloyd of Danville is in second place with 22. percent of 4,104 votes followed by Scott Kamena of Livermore with 17 percent or 3,108 votes.

This surprised me. I expected the early results race to be between Rao and Kamena. Each man put out quite a bit of early mail. Rao spent a lot of his own money. And Wilson’s campaign fell far short of what most expected.

We’ll see how the results track through the evening.

Headline corrected on 6/4/08. I mistakenly listed Lloyd rather than Wilson as being tied for the lead. Lisa v.

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  • Linda

    The headline says Lloyd and Rao are neck in neck. But the STORY says WILSON and Rao are neck in neck. So those who don’t read past the headline receive a completely erroneous message. Most of the media reports have led us to believe that the race was between Rao and Lloyd. But Mayor Wilson stayed dignified and above the name-calling and came in first.

    Linda: That was my fault. It was a late night and multiple names were dancing in my head. Yes, Wilson appears to be the winner. Lisa v.