Betancourt to face Dahle in November runoff for the 1st District Assembly seat

“A Democratic candidate will face off against a Republican for the November runoff to win California Assembly District 1, the state’s northeastern corner generally considered a conservative stronghold,” as the Sacramento Bee is reporting.

Elizabeth Betancourt and Megan Dahle garnered the most votes in preliminary returns for Tuesday’s special election primary race and will compete for the seat in a race on Nov. 5.

“As of 11:27 p.m., with 100 percent of precincts partially reporting, Betancourt led all candidates with 39.1 percent of the vote, followed by Dahle, who had 36.2 percent of the vote.”

Betancourt was winning by a much wider margin in Nevada County — another sign of our “purple” and sometimes “blue” politics.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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