House candidate's first vote is one for himself

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Updated: 8/13 1:11 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Art Moore cast a ballot, he filled in the bubble next to his name in California's June primary for a seat in the U.S. House.

The former Army captain and current major in the Army National Guard believes his decision to remain apart from politics while in the military is a virtue.

His opponent in the November election, three-term Republican congressman Tom McClintock, has made an issue of Moore's lack of voting. McClintock tells voters that they can't be sure what they would get from someone who has shunned politics almost his whole life.

Moore is a Republican, too. In California, the top two primary finishers face each other in November regardless of party affiliation.

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