Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

November 7, 2012 -

Challenger Gloria McLeod (D) has unseated Rep. Joseph Baca (D) in California's 35th Congressional District with 55.7% of the vote.

Baca, who served seven terms, is best known around these parts as the guy who repeatedly tried to pass legislation to affix video games with cigarette-style warning warning labels like:

"WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior."

Meanwhile, Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.), co-sponsor of Baca's bills, defeated Kristen Cabral (D) and Kevin Chisolm (I), nabbing himself a 17th term with 57.30% of the vote.

Additionally, our own E. Zachary Knight informs us that William Fourkiller (D-Okla.) is also keeping his job with 68.7% of the vote.  You might recognize Fourkiller as the Oklahoma lawmaker who earlier this year introduced a bill that would impose a 1% sin tax on games rated T, M, or AO by the ESRB.  The bill was ultimately voted down by a 5-6 margin in Oklahoma's Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Revenue & Taxation.

Source: Los Angeles Times, Loudoun Times

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

Another one bites the dust. Sweet. Both this and Joe "Censorcrat" Lieberman being gone from the Senate are great news. Next up is Leland Yee. Hope he gets turfed from the Calf Senate.

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

Re: Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

Awww! No more baka gags.

Re: Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

1 for 3 isn't great, but it beats 0.  Good riddance, shmuck.

Re: Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

See ya.

 
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