June 30 — Juan Vargas Today Doubles his lead to 12 Votes over Mary Salas in 40th senate primary Drama

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Juan Vargas doubled his Lead over Mary Salas moments ago in the 40th state senate cliff-hanger. The SD County Registrar counted 22 more ballots in that race today, and they split 14 for Vargas, to 8 for Salas That increases the Vargas lead in the 3-county district from 6 votes last Friday, to 12 votes today. ……………………. UPDATE 8 p.m.: …

June 28— Juan Vargas STILL 6 Votes Ahead — after new SD County Registrar update

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San Diego County tabulated 90 additional votes Monday in the ultra-close 40th state senate primary… and they split 45 for Juan Vargas and 45 for Mary Salas… That means Juan Vargas remains your Leader in the Clubhouse district-wide with 24,124 votes to 24,118 for Mary Salas. There are NO new updates so far today from Riverside or Imperial counites. All …

June 25– Juan Vargas now LEADS Mary Salas by SIX votes in 40th senate Primary

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Completing an astonishing week-long comeback , Juan Vargas today claimed the LEAD over rival Mary Salas in their classic 40th district Democratic primary. San Diego’s Registrar posted new results minutes ago.  No updates yet today in Riverside or Imperial counties. The new overall totals for the three-county district are…. ….Vargas….24,079…. Salas…. 24,073. Vargas added 66 new San Diego votes today, …

June 24 — Juan Vargas now ONE Vote (!) Behind Mary Salas….Amazing 40th state senate primary Rolls On

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Does One Vote really matter? …. YES ! … With updates today from Riverside and Imperial counties, State Senate rivals Juan Vargas and Mary Salas are now just ONE vote apart. Vargas today added 16 votes to his Imperial lead (from +911 to +927). Vargas reduced Salas’ lead in San Diego from +853, to +822, this afternoon. So your Updated …

Juan Vargas Closing In — now just 96 votes behind Mary Salas in classic State Senate primary

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Oh Doctor ! …… What a 9th Inning rally Juan Vargas is putting on right now in the 40th State Senate district. Today Vargas gained 54 more votes on Mary Salas in the San Diego County update (288 to 234). When added to totals in Imperial and Riverside counties, that cuts Ms. Salas’ overall lead district-wide to just 96 votes. (There were no updates in …

Juan Vargas now within 150 Votes of Mary Salas in the three-county 40th state senate Democratic race

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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. …