Monday, March 12, 2012

Extended filing leaves some seats still up in the air

Because of redistricting, a number of newly numbered districts do not have incumbents running for re-election.  As a result, election law provides that the filing deadline to run for office in these seats are extended until 5 pm on Wednesday, March 14.

A number of AAPIs are running in these seats, and the extra days for filing allows for additional candidates/opponents that could make what would have been a clear field into a competitive primary.

California seats that have filing extended until Wednesday, click here.

This means there is time for additional candidates to jump into a number of races where AAPIs are running, like Congressional District 21 where Fresno City Councilman Blong Xiong is running and Assembly District 19 where Phil Ting is running.

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