Despite having had the opportunity to elect two candidates from the same party for the November general election runoff, by putting to test the new system of choosing the Top Two from the primary, California 10th Congressional voters chose Republican Jeff Denham and Democrat Jose Hernandez Tuesday.
The five candidates who competed for the seat included better-known names like Denham, a sitting representative and independent candidate Chad Condit, son of former Valley congressman Gary Condit. Condit said he represented the silent majority who are forgotten by both powerful political parties.
Denham, who currently represents California's 19th district, had to seek the approval of new voters, since he had to change districts following the redistricting set by the 2010 election.
The other contenders were Manteca attorney and CPA Michael Barkley and 2007 Stanislaus State graduate Troy McComak.