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Gaines vs. Pugno in 6th District Assembly Race in November

County election results show Andy Pugno has moved to the second-place spot in a tight race.

The November election for the 6th District Assembly race will be between Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and Republican Andy Pugno, according to final election results from the three counties: Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado.

It was a close race in the June 5 election, as , followed by Democrat Regy Bronner, but close behind was Pugno. However, as more ballots were counted, Pugno came in a close second — giving him the chance to go up against Gaines for the seat.

Although the Secretary of State results online still show Bronner in second, final results from each of the three counties have been posted and show that Pugno has secured a spot as No. 2.

Just over 800 votes separated Bronner and Pugno.

The Sacramento Bee reported that early in the election, Pugno said he may bow out of the race if he were to run against Gaines in the November election. Both Gaines and Pugno are Republicans and the top two finishers can come from any political party. However, in a message to voters, Pungo gives no indication of stepping aside. 

"In a dramatic victory, we came from behind and narrowly overtook the liberal Democrat in the race by just 809 votes, thus securing a place as one of the top two vote-getters to advance to the November run-off election!," he wrote. "Now we have to start thinking about the November run-off election. ... Will regular people like you who stood with me in the primary election continue to stand strong and help us finish the job?"

The newly-formed Assembly District  includes Roseville, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln and Rocklin. Gaines currently serves as Assemblywoman representing Roseville.

How did residents within each county vote in this race?

Beth Gaines Andy Pugno Regy Bronner El Dorado County 40.43% 31.37% 28.02% Placer County 32.75% 31.08% 30.74% Sacramento County 32.75% 33.67% 33.42%

Who will you vote for in the November election?

Franklin June 27, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Cool. I hope Pugno does not bow out. If the primary was any indication, we should get some good dirt on both of them. During the primary, I thought they were both saying pretty negative things about each other. I think that's the new 12th commandment: Republicans must speak ill of each other if they are running against each other.

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