Wendy Greuel Concedes California House Contest

Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu is poised to become the next member of Congress from Hollywood's House seat — California's 33rd District. Lieu advanced to the general election Tuesday, and in November he will face a Republican opponent in a strong Democratic district. In California's primary, the two highest vote recipients regardless of party advance to the general election. The Associated Press has yet to call the race, but Republican attorney Elan Carr leads with 21 percent, followed by Lieu with 19 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. The candidate in third place, former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, a Democrat, conceded Wednesday, officially ending any uncertainty about the contest. “I send my congratulations to Elan Carr and Ted Lieu on last night's election results and offer my appreciation for the efforts of all the other candidates," Greuel said in a statement. "This was a close, hard fought campaign, and I wish them the best of luck in November." The 33rd District includes some of the Los Angeles' wealthiest and celebrity-studded neighborhoods. President Barack Obama carried the district with 61 percent in 2012. California's 33rd District is rated a Safe Democratic contest by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.