Elections

In Calif., 2 Democrats, 2 Incumbents, 1 Race

NPR | Oct. 8, 2012 2:38 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 8, 2012 4:15 p.m.

Contributed By:

Ina Jaffe

One of the toughest, and strangest, congressional races in the country is between two Los Angeles incumbents. Redistricting put Democrats Howard Berman and Brad Sherman into the same territory. Their faceoff in this election is a result of California’s new non-partisan primary system, which sends the top two finishers to the general election, even if they’re from the same party.

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