CA House race rattled by death of candidate's mom

July 11, 2011 - 8:59 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Janice Hahn's campaign says plans to get voters to the polls Tuesday won't be affected by the death of the candidate's mother.

Hahn is in a combative U.S. House contest with Republican Craig Huey in the 36th District, and she was planning a hectic final day of campaigning Monday.

But she abruptly suspended her schedule to join her grieving family.

Hahn and her brother, former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn, said in a statement they were devastated by the death of 86-year-old Ramona Hahn.

The unexpected death saddened campaign staffers, who were adjusting the candidate's election-day schedule around time she would need with her family.

But they insisted the campaign's long-set plans to get voters to the polls Tuesday would not be slowed.