New California lawmakers head to Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eight Democratic lawmakers will take their oaths of office Monday to represent California legislative districts previously held by Republicans. It's part of a wave that will give Democrats 29 of the 40 Senate seats and 60 of the 80 Assembly seats.
The eight Democrats are among 17 freshmen legislators, though several incoming senators previously served in the Assembly.
Correction: Election 2018-California Legislature story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about election results in two California state Senate races, The Associated Press reversed the districts won by the respective Democratic candidates. Assemblywoman Anna Caballero won the open 12th District seat while Melissa Hurtado defeated Republican Sen. Andy Vidak in the neighboring 14th District.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Democrats gain veto-proof majority in California Legislature
Key races in California Assembly, Senate remain tight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats' total dominance of the state Legislature likely comes down to a single state Senate seat, where the two candidates remained locked in a tight race as votes rolled in Tuesday.
Republicans have held Senate District 12 for years but incumbent Anthony Cannella is termed-out of office.
Trump, gas tax debate shape California’s legislative ballot
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — All 80 California state Assembly seats and half the 40 Senate seats are up for election this year, as voters endure whiplash over President Donald Trump, debate over higher state transportation taxes, and fallout from sexual misconduct allegations against lawmakers.
At stake in the Nov. 6 general election are Democrats' two-thirds supermajorities that let them raise taxes or change legislative rules without any Republican support.