Rep. Joe Baca Has Left the Building

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

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