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LA Voters to Pick Which Dem Will Get House Seat in Runoff

LA Voters to Pick Which Dem Will Get House Seat in Runoff

By    |   Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:05 PM

Voters in Los Angeles are headed to the polls for a runoff to determine which Democrat will fill a vacant House seat.

California Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez and attorney Robert Lee Ahn are competing to fill the spot left vacant when Xavier Becerra became California attorney general, Roll Call noted.

Becerra is supporting Gomez, who is considered the front-runner, according to Roll Call. Ahn is looking to become the only Korean-American in Congress.

The Tuesday election is the result of California's primary system, where the top two finishers advance to a runoff regardless of the party.

Gomez has noted his endorsements from progressive groups during the campaign in a district where Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential primary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

He has claimed Ahn, a former Republican, is too willing to negotiate with the GOP in Congress, according to the newspaper.

"In case you haven't noticed, we have a numbers problem in Congress," Ahn said during a debate. "Until we're able to take back the House, we're going to have to talk to the other side."

Both candidates have not spent much on TV advertisements and have chosen to focus heavily on mailers to get voters to go to the polls.

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Voters in Los Angeles are headed to the polls for a runoff to determine which Democrat will fill a vacant House seat.
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2017-05-06
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:05 PM
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