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4th District Sends Two Congressmen To Washington

by Indy, published

In a great display of bipartisanship, California's 4th congressional district has sent Democrat Charlie Brown, and Republican Tom McClintock to Washington D.C. for Freshman orientation.

All joking aside, both candidates have been invited to orientation while the district recounts the votes in a race that was too close to call. The Sacremento Bee reports:

WASHINGTON – Neither candidate has been declared a winner, but both Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock will be in Washington this week to attend freshman orientation for newly elected members of Congress.

Maybe they'll both show up this morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, when the newcomers pose for their official class photograph.

"That may be a collector's item," McClintock spokesman Bill George said Thursday.

McClintock, a Republican state senator, and Brown, the Democratic candidate, remain in a tight contest to replace retiring Republican Rep. John Doolittle in the 4th Congressional District...

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