Following one of the roughest, most closely watched congressional races in the country, Rep. Brad Sherman easily defeated Rep. Howard Berman in the San Fernando Valley's 30th Congressional District.
Vote counting in the race was delayed because of fog that prevented county helicopters carrying ballots from landing in Norwalk. But with all 378 precincts in the district at least partially reporting at 5:25 a.m., Sherman had more than 60 percent of the votes and held a lead of almost 38,000 votes. Berman conceded shortly before 2 a.m.
The race had been one of the costliest in the nation, with some $14 million in spending by the two candidates and outside groups.
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