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Adam Gray announces new run for U.S. Congress

Former State Assembly member Adam Gray of Merced on Wednesday announced his candidacy for the 13th Congressional District, setting up a rematch against John Duarte, the man who narrowly defeated Gray just last year. The 2022 race was the second-closes202t in the nation, decided by fewer than 600 votes. Having served in the State Assembly for…

It’s Looking Like: Soria vs. Pazin;  Gray vs. Duarte

Fresno Democrat Esmeralda Soria took an early lead Tuesday night in the election to fill the open 27th State Assembly District seat, and she appears to be heading toward a run off in November with Merced County’s own Mark Pazin. Soria, a Fresno City Council member, is in the lead of the four-candidate race as of Wednesday morning with 42 percent…