It's Republican vs. Democrat for Assembly seat
Barack Obama, Dem., 727 votes, 89.86 percent
Mitt Romney, Rep., 1,637, 80.01 percent
Laurie Roth, Am. Ind., 19 votes, 35.85 percent
Roseann Barr, Green, 3 votes, 75 percent
Three Libertarian tied with 2 votes each.
*Only party ballot. The rest were open ballot
Dianne Feinstein, Dem., 998 votes, 30.88 percent
Dan Hughes, Rep., 435 votes, 13.46 percent
Kim Vann, Rep., 2,293 votes, 64.98 percent
John Garamendi, Dem., 947 votes, 26.83 percent
3rd Assembly District
Dan Logue, Rep., 773 votes, 38.5 percent
Bob Williams, Rep., 764 votes, 38.05 percent
Charles Rouse, Dem., 471 votes, 23.46 percent
4th Assembly District
John Hunn, Rep., 894 votes, 69.68 percent
Mariko Yamada, Dem., 387 votes, 30.16 percent
Yes: 1,984 votes, 56.7 percent
No: 1,515 votes, 43.3 percent
No: 2,398 votes, 67.63 percent
Yes: 1,148 votes, 32.37 percent
(All results unofficial)
There will be no battle of Republicans many anticipated in the 3rd Assembly District.
Open ballot or not, party voting lines became clearly defined in that race as Charles Rouse of Corning took advantage of being the lone Democrat to earn the second spot in the general election.
Under the open ballot system, used for the first time in Colusa County, the top two vote-getters no matter the party affiliation, go on to the November general election.
Republicans Dan Logue and Bob Williams, the top two vote-getters in Colusa County, divided their party votes districtwide, with Logue getting the comfortable nod.
Logue collected 41.9 percent of the vote (27,307 votes) in Tuesday's primary, and heads into the November runoff as the favorite in the redrawn, but mostly conservative district.
Rouse was second with 32.6 percent (21,271), and Williams was third with 25.5 percent (16,666), the state Secretary of State's Office reported.
In Colusa County, where 47.1 percent of the 7,631 registered voters cast a ballot, Logue had 773 votes (38.5 percent) to Williams' 765 (38.05 percent), while Rouse garnered 471 (23.46 percent).
A Williams-Logue runoff was anticipated, and would have offered a number of interesting campaign undertones, not the least of which is a growing rivalry between Logue and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, who backed Williams in the campaign.
It was no surprise that Colusa County Supervisor Kim Dolbow Vann, R-Arbuckle, and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, would end up facing off in the general election.
Vann said her job is to convince voters in the newly drawn Third District that she will be more effective in getting the country, the state and the district back on track.
"Jobs is the biggest issue," Vann said Wednesday, the day after she dominated her home county voting, and finished second to Garamendi in the district.
Garamendi, a two-term congressman, was the only Democrat on the open ballot. He finished with 52.5 percent of the vote (47,591), and while a majority, there will still be a runoff in November.
Vann, one of four Republicans on the ballot, collected 23,071 votes, or 25.4 percent.
In Colusa County, Vann had 64.98 percent of the vote, and Garamendi had 26.83 percent.
President Barack Obama, as the lone Democrat on the party ballot, obviously had the most votes, but perhaps a bit of surprise that he got only 89.86 percent support of his party in Colusa County.
Statewide, the Secretary of State listed Obama as having 100 percent of his party's tally.
That total could include voters who are nonpartisan. They had a choice of a non-partisan ballot, a Democratic ballot or an American Independent Party ballot.
Republicans do not allow non-declared voters to vote on their ticket in the primaries.
Mitt Romney carried the day in the county among Republicans with 80.01 percent of all ballots, and in the state with 79.6 percent, adding to his nomination clinching delegate total.
Perhaps the biggest surprise was the strong support of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, who collected 998 votes, or about 30.88 percent of the tally. Republican Dan Hughes was second with 435 votes (13.46 percent).
Statewide, however, it is Republican Elizabeth Emkin who moves on to the general election to try to unseat Feinstein. Emkin received 12.5 percent of the vote.
Feinstein received 49.3 percent in the statewide vote.
It was a merely a practice run in the newly drawn 4th Assembly District, which includes Arbuckle, College City and parts of the south Williams area.
With only two candidates on the ballot, Democratic incumbent Mariko Yamada will again square off against Republican John Hunn in the general.
Hunn won in Colusa with 69.68 percent, but it was Yamada who won districtwide with 60.1 percent of the vote.
The propositions on the ballot — Prop. 28, which tightened term limits even more, and Prop. 29, which added a $1 sales tax to each pack of cigarettes — took similar paths in the Colusa County and the state.
Prop. 28 had big support in the county, 56.7 percent, and Prop. 29 failed by an overwhelming margin, 67.63 percent.
Statewide, Proposition 28 was an easy winner with 61.4 percent of the vote, and Prop. 29 went down by a narrow 65,457 votes — or a 50.7-49.3 margin.