State Sen. Isadore Hall (D-Compton) was met by a process server at his congressional campaign's election party in San Pedro on Tuesday night, and was served with a subpoena in a lawsuit over a real estate deal, CBS 2-TV reported. Hall, who has been accused by opponent Nanette Barragán of campaign finance violations, is leading Barragán in early returns for South L.A.'s 44th Congressional District seat.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) secured the top spot in the 29th Congressional District primary Tuesday night.
At midnight, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and retired military officer Joe Shammas were still competing for second place and the other spot on the November ballot, according to the Associated Press.
With 27% of the vote counted, Alarcon had 11% of the vote and had Shammas 15%.
Former state Sen. Lou Correa won the 46th Congressional District primary election Tuesday. While the second-place finisher has not been determined, former state Sen. Joe Dunn, one of the strongest fundraisers in the race to replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange), was not expected to land in the top three.
U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) held a large early lead Tuesday night in the primary race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but it was not yet clear whether she would garner the majority needed to avoid a November runoff.
In a second county contest, Kathryn Barger, chief of staff to the current supervisor, was the top vote-getter in initial results. She was followed by state Sen. Bob Huff, with former Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian close behind. That contest appears almost certainly headed for a runoff.
This year’s election represents the second phase of a major shift on the Board of Supervisors brought on by term limits approved by voters in 2002.
Darrell Steinberg, who served for six years as leader of the state Senate, was elected mayor of Sacramento on Tuesday night after a campaign in which his closest rival attempted to hang that long political resume around Steinberg's neck.
Unofficial returns showed Steinberg, 56, besting seven other contenders for the capital city's top job. Under city rules, his 60% of the vote means he won't have to run again in November.
Steinberg, who launched his campaign last fall, had only one major challenger: Angelique Ashby, a city council member who argued that she -- not Steinberg -- best understood the city's current needs.
California voters made history on Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate, sending two Democrats to a November runoff and denying a Republican a spot on the fall ballot for the first time since the state’s first direct election of senators in 1914.
State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by 24 percentage points.
Under California’s relatively new top-two primary rules, the two Democratic women will square off on Nov. 8 – a contest that pits Harris’ strength as the party favorite against Sanchez’s potential appeal to Republicans, unaffiliated voters and Latinos.
Sanders said he expects the gap between him and Hillary Clinton in California to diminish as more returns come in and says he will take his fight to the last primary, which is next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
"Thank you all, the struggle continues," sounds as close to a mic drop as Sanders could have tonight. #CAPrimary
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage just after 10 p.m. at the Dulancey Street Foundation clubhouse in San Francisco to hoots and cheers.
“California has spoken,” Harris told the crowd after being declared the first place finisher in California's U.S. Senate primary election.
Harris warned that it would be a difficult five months before the November election, and inferred that the nation would be overwhelmed by the divisive, racially-charged politics of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.