Not all races are set yet, but there could be more than 20 Senate and Assembly campaigns with two candidates from the same party. Most are in Democratic districts, and most are in the Assembly.
Hoffenblum: "I think we're gonna have one of the most interesting November elections than we've seen in California in decades."
Allan Hoffenblum handicaps political races for a publication called the California Target Book.
Hoffenblum: "If you've got two D's [Democrats] running against each other, who's gonna be the top vote-getter? Well, it stands to reason, the one who does a better job of reaching out to independents and Republicans."
And the same concept holds true in districts with two GOP candidates.
Still, some analysts thought independent candidates might get a boost from the new primary system, and that proved not to be the case. Hoffenblum says that's likely due to low turnout.