Newman beats Chang, wins 29th District state Senate seat

Democrats clinch a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature.

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the Legislature a two-thirds majority in both houses.

The Associated Press called the race Monday evening for Newman, who had been steadily gaining ground as provisional and absentee ballots were counted over the last three weeks.

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