Sunday, November 15, 2020

California: Ousted state Senator Josh Newman defeats his recall replacement in general election; third time the two have faced off

The rubber match of the the battle between former state Senator Josh Newman (D) andSenator Ling Ling Chang (R), ended with Newman triumphant. 

Newman was kicked out in a recall in June 2018 with 58% against, and replaced by Chang. Newman beat Chang in 2016 by 2498 votes. (Chang did not technically run against Newman in the recall -- the vote was an up or down against Newman, with Chang selected in a same day replacement vote).

The recall was launched over a gas tax and the Republicans push to deprive Democrats of a 2/3rds supermajority in the Senate. The Democrats quickly recaptured the supermajority in the fall elections.

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