Andy Vidak and Leticia Perez fight to the finish in the 16th District Senate seat race.

Top two contenders fight for Senate seat

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Republican Andy Vidak and Democrat Leticia Perez are in the fight to the finish over the 16th District Senate seat.

Perez watched the returns from Carpenter's Hall in downtown Bakersfield and thanked all her supporters.

Vidak was in Hanford at his ranch surrounded by friends and family. He said no matter the outcome, he will be working hard Tuesday morning. 

There are five candidates in this race, the winner needs 50 percent of the vote plus one. If no candidate can secure that number the top two contenders will go to a run off race on July 23rd. 

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