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bill_monning_photo_300dpi.jpgDemocratic Assemblyman Bill Monning has announced plans to seek the state Senate seat currently held by GOP Sen. Sam Blakeslee.

The Carmel Democrat told The San Luis Obispo Tribune that he'll run for the 17th Senate District as drawn in maps adopted yesterday by the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Democrats hold a 16-point registration over Republicans in the new Central Coast district.

Blakeslee, of San Luis Obispo, won his current seat, the 15th Senate District, in a 2010 special election. Democrats also held a registration advantage in that district.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune has more here.

Photo Credit: Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Carmel. Associated Press file photo.



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