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Poythress concedes Senate seat race

Assemblymember Anna Caballero today declared victory in her campaign to win the election to the open 12th Senate District seat. Caballero declared victory after her opponent, Madera County supervisor Rob Poythress conceded.

As of the close of business Friday, Nov. 9, the California Secretary of State’s website showed Caballero with a lead of more than 6,000 votes.

In the aftermath of her opponent’s concession Caballero issued the following statement; “I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who helped us reach out and listen to voters across the six counties which comprise the 12th Senate District.

“The outcome tells me the message and vision of our campaign was the right one for rural California and the district’s voters.

“I will work hard to make sure that the needs and interests of rural California on health care access, education, clean water and clean air, affordable housing, and agricultural production are taken seriously by the legislators and politicians in Sacramento, most of whom represent big cities.“

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