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Decision '94 / SPECIAL GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA'S ELECTIONS : U.S. Senate : About This Race

October 30, 1994

The outcome of the Nov. 8 election for one of California's seats in the U.S. Senate could decide whether Democrats or Republicans control that legislative body next year. Republican Pete Wilson won this seat in 1988, serving until he was elected governor in 1990. His appointee, John Seymour, was defeated two years later when voters chose Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein now seeks reelection to a full six-year term. She began the election year with a strong lead in the polls. But Rep. Mike Huffington (R-Santa Barbara) caught up in what has become the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.

The U.S. Senate is one of the federal government's two legislative chambers and consists of two members from each of the 50 states.

The other candidates on the November ballot are Paul Meeuwenberg, a Los Angeles marketing consultant, American Independent Party; Richard Benjamin Boddie, a Huntington Beach member of the Libertarian Party; Elizabeth Cervantes Barron, a San Jose teacher, Peace and Freedom Party; and Barbara Blong, a San Francisco educator, Green Party.

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