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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19:  Actor Sean Astin attends AFTRA LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Actor Sean Astin attends AFTRA's Inaugural Frank Nelson Fund Celebrity Golf Classic at Mountain Gate Country Club on July 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)  

Sean Astin’s candidate gets less than 300 votes

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

The California congressional candidate whose campaign was run by actor Sean Astin of “Rudy” and “Lord of the Rings” fame won less than 300 votes in Tuesday’s special election.

Daniel Adler, a Democrat who worked in the entertainment industry, won 285 votes, according to returns listed on the Los Angeles County website. That puts him in 10th place.

Adler said Astin and he have been friends for 20 years.

The returns say 345,232 people voted in the election to replace Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, who resigned earlier this year from the California 36th district seat. Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey appear to be headed to a July 12 runoff.

Adler’s campaign videos included a “Rudy” sketch featuring Astin.

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    I guess the Jewish/Koreans didn’t show up to vote for this racist?