Celebrating at an election-night party in downtown L.A., Hillary Clinton supporters marveled at the historic nature of her nomination.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who endorsed Clinton last fall, said in an interview that he was moved by her victory speech.
"It’s impossible not to feel the joy of this historical moment,” he said. “I got tears in my eyes thinking about my daughter, thinking about this country and realizing that’s going to be the president.”
If numbers hold, Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) could be heading into a November runoff against fellow Democrat Eloise Reyes. Spending by outside groups had already neared $2.3 million by the time of the primary.
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%.