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Newsfront - August 28, 2009

Special election to take place Tuesday, Sept. 1

The Aug. 11 debate for Tuesday's special election for Congressional District 10 to replace Ellen Tauscher will be aired by Comcast as follows on Channel 28 in Walnut Creek, and Channel 26 in Central County:

* 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28

* 4 p.m., 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29

* 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30

The candidates are five Democrats: State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo; State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier from Concord; Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a rancher from Walnut Grove; Adriel Hampton, an investigator from Dublin; and economic policy analyst and Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods of Fairfield.

The six Republican candidates are Christopher Bunch, a contractor from Fairfield; retired peace officer Gary Clift of Vacaville; David Harmer, an attorney who lives in Dougherty Valley; small business owner Mark Loos of Livermore; David Peterson of Walnut Creek, who owns a small business; and John Toth, a physician from Pleasant Hill.

Also on the ballot are office worker Mary McIlroy of El Cerrito, running as a member of the Peace and Freedom Party; community college professor Jeremy Cloward of Pleasant Hill, with the Green Party; and insurance agent Jerome Denham of Walnut Creek, a member of the American Independent Party.

Those getting the most votes in their party Sept. 1 will face off in the Nov. 3 special general election unless one candidate receives 50 percent of the vote plus one.