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Rafu Shimpo - Rafu Staff Report

Several Asian Pacific American candidates ran for congressional and state legislative seats in the June 7 primary.

A number of them will advance to the November general election under the current system, in which a runoff is held between the top two finishers even if they are from the same party.

Following are some of the California results as of Wednesday afternoon:

State Assembly

In the 66th Assembly District, which covers the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, Democrat Al Muratsuchi, a former member of the Assembly, was ahead with 38,305 votes (48.4 percent) to Republican incumbent David Hadley’s 35,996 (45.4 percent) and Democrat Mike Madrigal’s 4,923 (6.2 percent). Muratsuchi was unseated by Hadley in 2014.