One Calif. Senate Special Election Over; One Moves to Runoff

Published On : 3/13/2013 9:49 AM
By : CCN
From : Ben Adler
Categories : State, Local
Andrew Nixon

California voters have put forth a clear winner in one of the two State Senate special elections yesterday.

In San Diego, Democratic Assemblyman Ben Hueso picked up more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

File photo by Andrew Nixon

The other seat in the Inland Empire will move to a runoff between Democratic Assemblywoman Norma Torres and Republican Paul Leon, who’s the mayor of Ontario.

Hueso’s win restores the Democrats’ supermajority in the State Senate, which they lost last month after the surprise resignation of Bakersfield Senator Michael Rubio.

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