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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:18 PM

Astronaut Jose Hernandez loses race for U.S. House [View all]

Source: MSNBC

California voters on Tuesday scrubbed the congressional launch of former astronaut Jose Hernandez, who had been seeking a new mission in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hernandez, who would have been the sixth U.S. astronaut in history to be elected to Congress, was passed over by voters in California's 10th District, who elected Republican freshman incumbent Jeff Denham, an almond farmer and Air Force veteran, instead.

Hernandez received 46.2 percent of the votes.

Hernandez, a Democrat, grew up working with his Mexican immigrant family as a migrant farm worker. He did not learn to speak English until he was 12, but excelled in school after his family settled in Stockton, Calif.

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Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49728894/ns/technology_and_science-space/



I hope he runs again.

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