Former astronaut Jose Hernandez, the Democratic candidate in California’s 10th Congressional District, carried the Olympic torch for half a kilometer through Bletchley, England at about 10 a.m. GMT (for us, about 3 a.m. this morning).
Carrying the torch was “an incredible honor,” Hernandez said in a statement issued a short while ago. “Few things better represent what is achievable through hard work, dedication and the will to succeed than the Olympic Games. Standing with our country’s greatest athletes, who come from different cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds to represent Team USA, filled me with an overwhelming sense of pride in our amazing country.”
Hernandez is running against Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock.