Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday called special elections for March 17 to fill three state Senate seats vacated because the members were elected to
The elections were called for the 7th Senate District, which was held by Democrat
Because of the makeup of party registration in each district and its voting history, Democrats are likely to keep the DeSaulnier seat and Republicans to keep the other two, according to Allan Hoffenblum, who publishes an election handicapping guide called the California Target Book.
"It would be an upset to see any change," he said.
Those who have filed papers to raise funds for a campaign for DeSaulnier’s seat include Democratic Assemblywoman
Potential Republican candidates for the Knight seat include former Sen.
The Walters district is drawing Republican candidates, including Assemblyman Don Wagner of Irvine and former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach.