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The state's most heated legislative primary contest may be in Southern California's very wealthy, movie star-heavy, very liberal 50th Assembly District.

First-term Democratic Assemblywoman Betsy Butler now represents just a tiny slice of the 50th AD but has Democratic Party leadership support as she seeks re-election there, opposed by well-known liberal activist Torie Osborn.

The regions many political factions, including the large and influential gay community, have divided sharply, and LA Weekly newspaper lays out the dynamics of the Butler-Osborn duel in a lengthy article.

With its overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration, it's possible that Butler and Osborn will both survive the state's new "top-two" primary on June 5 and face each other again in the November election.



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