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Henry Waxman Beats Bill Bloomfield For Congressional Seat

Denise Guerra |
November 6, 2012 | 5:33 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Henry Waxman won re-election over challenger Bill Bloomfield 53.72 to 46.28 percent.

Since 1974, Waxman has coasted to congressional victory in the wealthy district of West Los Angeles, but through California's redistricting process, Waxman finally had to run a serious campaign.

Bloomfield ran as an Independent and promising his experience as a successful businessman and non-partisan would "fix Congress." Bloomfield outspent Waxman six to one, with $1 billion coming from Bloomfield's own pocket.

With 40 years in Congress, Waxman is currently the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and was endorsed by President Obama.

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