- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Rep. Tom McClintock, a conservative Republican stalwart, will face a challenge from a fellow Republican in the November general election, while Democratic Rep. Mike Thompson will face an independent.

Military veteran Art Moore has emerged as the second place finisher in the Sierra Nevada foothills’ 4th Congressional District as more votes were totaled Friday. McClintock easily finished first in Tuesday’s primary in a district that stretches from Lake Tahoe to the tip of Sequoia National Park.

Moore cast himself as a pragmatic alternative to McClintock, whom he characterized as too extreme. During last year’s partial government shutdown over funding for the Affordable Care Act, McClintock voted for a temporary spending bill that stripped funding for the health law, opposing a bipartisan compromise that ultimately emerged to increase the debt ceiling.

McClintock, who was elected to the seat in a close contest in 2008, has said he remains committed to repealing the health care law.

In the 5th Congressional District, which includes Napa County plus portions of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano and Sonoma counties, Thompson faces a challenge from James Hinton, who ran as an independent.

Hinton advanced after additional votes came in.

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