Hall wins open California Senate seat

Dec 10, 2014 11:16 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former state Assemblyman Isadore Hall has won a special election to replace Democratic state Sen. Rod Wright in a southern Los Angeles County seat.

Wright resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.

With all precincts reporting Tuesday, Hall, a Democrat from Compton, had 55 percent of the votes. His closest rival in the four-candidate field, Republican businessman James Spencer, had 26 percent.

Turnout was only about 6 percent. An unknown number of provisional and vote-by-mail ballots remain to be counted but are unlikely to drop Hall below the simple majority needed to avoid a runoff.

Hall served three terms in the Assembly and was termed out last month.

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