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Last Tuesday's voting was the first primary with the new rules about the two highest vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation This June 5-primary is California's first foray into the unchartered waters where the top two vote-getters will face off in the general election regardless of their party affiliation. Tuesday night saw the first real test of this system. This new system coupled with the recently-drawn redistricting boundaries has some veteran politicians careers in limbo - if not this time, maybe in the future - especially some members in Congress, where there are no term limits. The most closely watched races in the Southland are: District Attorney for Los Angeles County; Congressional District 44; Assembly districts 41 and 59. New candidates are vying for district attorney and assembly seats 41 and 59. Two incumbents are also vying for the newly created congressional district number 44. At presstime, the election results according to the Los Angeles County Resgistrar-Recorder were as follows:DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
Jackie Lacey was ahead with 31.59 percent Alan Jackson came in second 23.61 percent Carmen Trutanich third with 22.7 percentU.S. REPRESENTATIVE - 44 TH DISTRICT
Janice Hahn was ahead with 59.76 percentLaura Richardson, second 40.24 percentSTATE ASSEMBLY:
Chris Holden was ahead with 30.1 percent Donna Lowe, second with 21.93 percent Ed Colton, third with 16.88 percentDistrict 54
Holly Mitchell ahead with 71.01 percent Keith Mc Cowen, second 17.28 percentDistrict 59
Reginald Jones-Sawyer ahead 43.1percent Rodney Robinson, second with 19.08 percent Greg Akili, third with 17.46 percentWith the new rules in California, only those candidates/incumbents with 100 percent do not have to face an opponent in the general election in November. Of course this does not apply to presidential candidates.