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DECISION '98

County Vote Mirrors State

June 04, 1998

Orange County voting in Tuesday's primary closely tracked overall state results in the elections for statewide offices and Congress. The only major digression occurred in the U.S. Senate race. Orange County supported Darrell Issa, who received 48% of the Republican vote, while state Treasurer Matt Fong, who won the race, received 38%. Here's how the vote broke among candidates leading the two major parties:

GOVERNOR

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Orange County Statewide Republicans Dan Lungren 95.6% 93.0% Democrats Gray Davis 54.8 57.6 Al Checchi 24.0 20.8 Jane Harman 21.0 20.3

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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

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Orange County Statewide Republicans Tim Leslie 28.4 35.8% Noel I. Hentschel 37.2 28.8 Democrats Cruz Bustamante 73.2 73.0

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ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Orange County Statewide Republicans Dave Stirling 51.7 66.4 Mike Capizzi 48.2 33.5 Democrats Bill Lockyer 40.0 47.1 Lynn Schenk 27.0 24.9

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TREASURER

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Orange County Statewide Republicans Curt Pringle 74.5 62.2 Jan Goldsmith 25.4 37.8 Democrats Phil Angelides 47.4 52.7

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U.S. SENATE

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Orange County Statewide Republicans Darrell Issa 48.4 40.0 Matt Fong 38.3 45.2 Democrats Barbara Boxer 91.0 92.0

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Note: Vote total doesn't include about 41% of the absentee and provisional ballots -- about 56,000 votes -- that still must be counted.

Sources: California secretary of state, Orange County registrar; Researched by LISA RICHARDSON/Los Angeles Times

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