Republican ‘Superstar’ Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

Big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside).

With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero.

The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier this year to become regional director of the U.S. Department of Labor. Melendez’s winning percentage was four percentage points above that of Stone in his last trip to the polls.


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