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Yesterday the Associated Press finally called the race in California’s 13th district.

The LA Times reports the race, which currently has Duarte winning by 565 votes, was a pretty civil affair between Duarte and Democrat Adam Gray who ran as a centrist in a district where Democrats had a double digit registration advantage.

No incumbent chose to run in California’s heavily agricultural 13th Congressional District, adjusted in the decennial redrawing of maps to include all of Merced County and parts of several others. Democrats have a 14.3-percentage-point voter registration edge, but low turnout among Democrats and Latinos – who make up just over 50% of the population that is eligible to vote — as well as the independent nature of politics in the region have made races unpredictable here. Read more…