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California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of relentless setbacks in California, it passed as a major achievement for Republicans to capture more than a third of the seats in the state Senate and possibly the Assembly as well. Preliminary returns also showed four California Democrats in danger of losing their U.S. House seats. Live coverage continues: The election aftermath, and what it means for California Reps. Scott Peters of San Diego, Jim Costa of Fresno and Ami Bera of...

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