Melissa Melendez wins state Senate seat, but is the California Republican Party ready for the road ahead

Former Navy Veteran and newly sworn in state Sen. Melissa Melendez will take over the 28th district after former Sen. Jeff Stone, R-La Quinta, left for a position in the Trump administration. She previously held the 67th Assembly district which is being pursued by Democrat Jerry Carlos and Republican Kelly Seyarto. Both candidates came out as the top 2 after the March 3 primary results. Carlos gained 32.9% of the vote, while Seyarto received 29.1%. Both districts are historically held by Republicans, but the area has seen a minor resurgence for the Democrats. It is only a small bump, but it is majorly attributed to the number of Republicans running on the ballot. The race in Assembly’s 67th district is similar to the one ran in California’s 50th congressional district in
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