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Democrat Ted Lieu and Republican Sharon Runner won election to the state Senate in two special elections.

The Assembly alumni (Runner termed out in 2008 and Lieu in 2010) both took more than 50 percent of the vote in the Southern California primary contests, winning outright and avoiding a later run-off election.

Runner beat Democrat Darren Parker in a landslide victory to claim the 17th Senate District seat vacated by her husband George Runner's election to the state Board of Equalization.

Lieu was the top vote-getter in a field of eight candidates competing for the open 28th Senate District. He will succeed late Sen. Jenny Oropeza, who died shortly before the November election.

The Associated Press has more on the results from yesterday's special elections here.



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