Month: June 2012

ALIFORNIA’S TOP-TWO PRIMARY WILL HAVE SOME VOTERS SEEING DOUBLE IN NOVEMBER

The results of California’s inaugural “top-two” primary are in, and some voters will be seeing double in November. In about one-sixth of the state’s legislative and Congressional races, either two Democrats or two Republicans will be on the ballot as a result of Tuesday’s primary that sent the leading two vote-getters into a November runoff. …

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RICHARD ALARCÓN SURVIVES, WILL FACE RAUL BOCANEGRA

Under a cloud from criminal voter fraud charges, Councilman Richard Alarcón still managed to make it in to a runoff election for a state Assembly seat. Alarcón came in second behind political aide Raul Bocanegra and became a beneficiary of California’s new top-two candidate open primary system. Alarcón and Bocanegra are both Democrats and the …

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BLOOMFIELD TO CHALLENGE WAXMAN IN 33RD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE

Independent candidate Bill Bloomfield beat out a slate of seven candidates in Tuesday’s open primary, earning the chance to challenge Democrat Henry Waxman, a 37-year veteran in Congress, to represent the newly drawn 33rd Congressional District. The new district stretches from Malibu down the coast through the South Bay and to the Peninsula, including such …

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