Dynasties, infighting mark California legislative battles

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DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO AP) — California voters are picking through 101 legislative contests Tuesday, from a battle between two Democratic dynasties to nasty infighting among outnumbered Republicans. The top two vote-getters will move on to the November general election, regardless of party affiliation. The exception is the 28th Senate District special election in Riverside County, where Jeff Stone resigned in the middle of his term to take a Trump administration post. Three Democrats and two Republicans, including GOP Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, are running to replace him. The top two will square off May 12, unless one candidate wins more than half the vote. Among the compelling storylines in this year's elections: BATTLE OF THE DYNASTIES Assembly Majority
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