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Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races
Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races

Democrats trying to recapture a powerful supermajority in the California Legislature after being hobbled by a series of political scandals were trailing in early returns Tuesday in races pivotal to regaining the party's grip on the Capitol. Half of the 40 state Senate seats and all 80 Assembly seats were on the ballot, with candidates and independent groups spending millions of dollars in some close contests. Republican state party Chairman Jim Brulte said a top priority for the election was to block Democrats from regaining a two-thirds majority in both houses that would enable them to raise taxes and put measures on the ballot without Republican support. "Every day they are...

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