California Republicans face an uphill battle to win any statewide constitutional office this November, but the party’s other major political goal – to roll back Democrats’ two-thirds supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature – is well within reach.
Competitive partisan battles in SD-14, where Democrats are pouring in money to defeat Republican state Sen. Andy Vidak of Hanford, and SD-34, a toss-up seat in a heavily Latino portion of Orange County, could swing the margin in the Senate. In the Assembly, Democratic incumbents Steve Fox of Palmdale and Sharon Quirk-Silva of Fullerton are highly vulnerable, while Democrats are hoping to swipe AD-44, which is being vacated by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell of Camarillo.
You can explore those and the other 95 legislative races this fall with a new interactive tool from Capitol Alert that offers a demographic profile and breakdown of campaign money in each district in California. For a more in-depth look at individual contributions and independent expenditures, the Capitol Alert Insider Edition app has the latest campaign-finance information.