Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado has barely been in office for a month – but he’s won the chance to run for a full term. The Republican survived a primary challenge from conservative State Senator Sam Aanested. He’ll face San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson, who held off L.A. City Councilmember Janice Hahn in the Democratic primary.
Former Facebook exec Chris Kelly spent more than 10 million dollars of his own money to try and win the Democratic primary for State Attorney General. But it wasn’t enough. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris got the nod instead ... as did Los Angeles County D.A. Steve Cooley on the Republican side.