When the first batch of results in Tuesday's primary election were reported, Padilla smiled. With 10% of precincts reporting, he was in second place in the race to replace outgoing Secretary of State
"We're off to a good start," Padilla said.
He was one of several elected officials ringing in election night at a watch party hosted by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City.
While several dozen party loyalists sipped cocktails and snacked on fruit and cheese, Rep.