In recent days, Juan Vargas has quietly closed ground on Mary Salas in their contest for the 40th senate Democratic nomination. The district includes parts of S.D., Imperial and Riverside counties.
But today Vargas really surged. Imperial County’s update showed the Vargas lead there growing to 911 votes, up from 809 yesterday. The San Diego update reduced the Salas lead here from 928 to 907 votes. Riverside has not updated since June 17, with Salas at +154 there.
Add it all up, and Juan Vargas has clawed to within 150 votes of Salas. Out of 47,000 cast… Salas…23,572…. Vargas… 23,422.
Assemblywoman Salas was confident enough to declare victory back on Wednesday, June 9th in an interview with the Union-Tribune.. Juan Vargas refused to concede at that time. Now he looks like a prophet.
For the time being, this race is still Too Close to Call.
Imperial county results can be followed at this link: