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Assembly candidate Luis López said he called Wendy Carrillo Tuesday night to concede the special election for Assembly District 51. With 100% of precincts reporting, Carrillo led López Tuesday evening 52.83% to 47.17% — a 943-vote margin. 

“It did not happen for us, tonight,” Lopez told the crowd at his election night party.

Wendy Carrillo led with about 53.27% of the vote while Luis López claimed 46.73% as the first results from Tuesday’s special election to replace Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez came in. 

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John Sennick has lived in Mount Washington since 1959, and he wants his California Assembly member to know his neighborhood.

“Luis López knows the area,” he said. “You’re not in some place he’s never heard of.” 

So Sennick chose López over his fellow Democrat Wendy Carrillo on Tuesday in a special election to fill the Assembly District 51 seat recently vacated by now U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez.

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The allegations of sexual misconduct against Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) reverberated in the California gubernatorial race on Tuesday, with one candidate calling on Dababneh to resign and another donating political contributions he received from the San Fernando Valley lawmaker.

State Treasurer John Chiang urged Dababneh to step down from his Assembly seat, citing the accounts of two women who spoke out publicly against the legislator on Monday.

“There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace,” Chiang said in a statement. “We cannot change the culture in Sacramento if we don’t remove those in power who abuse it.”