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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 percent

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE -  44 TH DISTRICT

Janice Hahn was ahead with     59.76 percent
Laura Richardson, second     40.24 percent

STATE ASSEMBLY:


District 41

Chris Holden was ahead with     30.1 percent
Donna Lowe, second with    21.93 percent
Ed Colton, third with        16.88 percent

District 54

Holly Mitchell ahead with     71.01 percent
Keith Mc Cowen, second     17.28 percent

District 59

Reginald Jones-Sawyer ahead    43.1percent
Rodney Robinson, second with    19.08 percent
Greg Akili, third with         17.46 percent


With 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.

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