Sean Astin’s candidate gets less than 300 votes

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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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.

Alex Pappas