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Democrats seek to regain edge in key Assembly contests
Democrats seek to regain edge in key Assembly contests

Stung by second-place primary finishes in key districts, California Assembly Democrats have opened their checkbooks to struggling candidates in an effort to hold on to the supermajority they enjoy in the lower house, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. Meanwhile, new U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) has weighed in with cash for GOP candidates in key state contests. Tom Lackey, a Republican city councilman in Palmdale, was the leading vote getter in the primary for the 36th Assembly District against incumbent Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale). In response, Fox has had a flood of contributions from fellow Assembly Democrats, helping him gain a...

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