LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two special primary elections for open state legislative seats in Southern California are expected to bolster Senate Democrats’ supermajority while creating another vacancy in the Assembly.
Democratic Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell is expected to win Tuesday’s two-way contest to replace former Democratic state Sen. Curren Price in the 26th Senate District, forcing another special election to fill her Assembly seat.
In the nearby 45th Assembly District, 11 candidates are seeking to replace former Democratic Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield. The top two vote-getters head to a special general election on Nov. 19.
Both vacancies were created when Price and Blumenfield were elected to the Los Angeles City Council.
A victory by Mitchell would add to Democrats’ two-thirds majority in the 40-member Senate, while Democrats in the 80-member Assembly remain just below a supermajority.
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