California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have an opportunity to nominate a new lieutenant governor, as the current officeholder, John Garamendi, won a special election Tuesday for the U.S. House.

The lieutenant governor’s office is elected separately from the governor’s, and Californians split their tickets in 2006, electing Democrat Garamendi while re-electing Republican Schwarzenegger.

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