Nazarian, a two-term legislator, won 99.6% of the votes in the June primary. But the Daily News says Rupert, who won just 131 write-in votes, "has the potential to be a better Assembly member" than Nazarian.
Despite political differences with its author, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday endorsed Proposition 63, which would expand California’s already tough gun control laws.
Proposition 63 was proposed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and would outlaw large-capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks for those buying bullets, require lost or stolen guns to be reported quickly, make stealing a firearm a felony and provide a process for newly convicted felons to relinquish their guns.
De León and Newsom have both been working on gun control issues for years and both have aspirations for higher office. Newsom is running for governor in 2018. Some in the De León camp thought when the initiative was proposed last year that it was being used to try to take over an issue on which the senator has been a leader.