Two legislative seats up for special elections

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Associated Press

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 11:00 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A run of special elections for open state legislative seats continues this week with primaries for an Assembly and a Senate district, both in Southern California.

Democratic Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell is expected to replace former Democratic state Sen. Curren Price in the 26th Senate District. If she wins the two-person race outright on Tuesday, it will force another special election to fill her Assembly seat.

Meanwhile, 11 candidates are seeking to replace former Democratic Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield in the 45th Assembly District. The top two vote-getters will face off in a special general election Nov. 19.

Both vacancies were created this summer when Price and Blumenfield were elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

The elections will bolster Senate Democrats' supermajority while Assembly Democrats continue hovering near the two-thirds margin.

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