Some California legislative incumbents fighting to survive
FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, discusses legislation to restrict the use of deadly force by police, during a hearing on the measure in Sacramento, Calif. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association literally put a target on Democratic Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles in a 59th Assembly District campaign ad the union quickly withdrew admit criticism. As chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Jones-Sawyer has promoted policies to reduce mass incarceration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Democrats are in no danger of losing control of the state Legislature and may even expand their supermajorities after votes are tallied. But incumbents in the 80-member Assembly and 40-member Senate aren’t invulnerable.
That's particularly true with California’s top-two balloting. Voters in some cases have set up contests within the same political party by advancing the two highest vote-getters from the March primary election.
Several in Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area and in the San Francisco Bay Area face challengers and have drawn high spending from interest groups.
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