LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Democrat Janice Hahn has defeated Republican Craig Huey in a bitter congressional race.

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Hahn, who is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, won 55 percent of the vote Tuesday to beat Huey, a local businessman.

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Hahn will represent the 36th Congressional District , which runs from Venice to the beach communities south of Los Angeles International Airport.

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She replaces Democrat Jane Harman, who resigned for a private job earlier this year.