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Sherman Beats Berman

Denise Guerra |
November 7, 2012 | 2:13 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

After more than $13 million spent and a near physical altercation, Brad Sherman held off Howard Berman to win a congressional race that was one of the fiercest in the country.

As of early Wednesday, Sherman had three votes for every two for Berman and the Associated Press projected a Sherman victory.

Both San Fernando Valley Democrats spearheaded a full-on campaign to differentiate one from the other after a California voter-initiative placed the two incumbents against each other.

Despite a public display of aggression with Berman during a debate, Sherman led Berman 51 percent to 26 percent, according to a Feldman poll released by the Sherman campaign prior to the election.

A large majority of Sherman’s previous district composes the newly redrawn 30th district.

Berman had received endorsements by leading democratic leaders and newspapers.



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