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Key South Bay Race Too Close To Call



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    It's still officially too close to call, but it does not look good for Santa Clara County's current district attorney.

    If the numbers stay the way they stood Wednesday morning, it will be one of the most startling upsets of the primary.

    Get all election result here.

    After all the votes were counted, incumbent Dolores Carr is losing to one of the people who works for her.

    Santa Clara County deputy district attorney Jeff Rosen received 91,837 votes, or 50.6 percent of the total vote, compared to 89,620 votes for Carr.  There are still mail in and absentee ballots to count.  Right now it is just over a 2,000 vote difference and may be enough for a recount.  The registrar said a winner might not be announced until Friday.

    According to the Mercury News
    it would be the first time in more than 80 years that a challenger has taken the office from an incumbent DA.

    Carr was elected in 2006.  She was the first woman to serve as DA in Santa Clara County.

    Rosen has worked in the district attorney's office since 1995 and boosted his high conviction rate during campaign speeches.

    So as they say on televsion, stay tuned.

    Also in Santa Clara County, there will not have a new sheriff in town. Laurie Smith was re-elected by a comfortable margin.
    Smith received 112,654 votes, or 62.2 percent of the vote, compared to 54,354 for Richard Calderon and 14,119 for Martin Monica.

    And, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed easily won re-election to the office.  He got nearly 78 percent of the vote.