Huizar pulled 64.22% of the vote, just shy of the 65.68% he notched in a 2007 win over a no-chance candidate named Alvin Parra.There it is, CD 14. Rudy Martinez. Alvin Parra. Same breath.
Martinez also was not the only candidate bringing in small business money, as Regardie notes a fact many others, um, glazed over: that Huizar pocketed "$500 apiece from donut shop owners in Simi Valley and Moorpark."
Regardie also notes that in the Parks/Hogan-Rowles race, "labor either a) spent nearly $1 million for nothing, or b) under-spent, and perhaps another couple hundred grand could have bought them victory. Either way, the unions emerged as perhaps the biggest loser of the election."