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Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief
Incumbent Torlakson takes the lead in race for state schools chief

In the most expensive political race in California, incumbent Tom Torlakson held the lead late Tuesday night over Marshall Tuck in the contest for state superintendent of public instruction. Shortly before midnight, Torlakson cautiously predicted victory, calling the contest "the toughest election in my career." "They were strong, but we were stronger," he said. Tuck, meanwhile, said late Tuesday that his campaign focused on upsetting the status quo. "People thought we had no chance but we're knocking on the door of finally making the changes to public education that our children deserve," Tuck said. Although the office has little direct authority...

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