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.