Los Angeles voters back at polls to fill open Assembly seat

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Posted: Oct 01, 2017 11:00 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Voters in northeastern Los Angeles are heading to the polls again for a packed primary to fill a vacant Assembly seat.

Tuesday's special election is the fourth in the district since November 2016.

Former Congressman Xavier Becerra's appointment to serve as California Attorney General kicked off the chain reaction of elections, with voters choosing his replacement in an April primary and June general election.

Becerra' was replaced by U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez. Now Gomez' open state Assembly seat is up for grabs.

Thirteen candidates are running in the primary. None are Republican.

It's unlikely anyone will get more than 50 percent of the vote. That would prompt a December election between the top two candidates.

The district boasts one of the largest Latino and LGBT communities California's 80 Assembly districts.