Jones expresses confidence with latest vote tallies showing his lead extended over Ashby in 8th District Senate race

Former Assemblymember and Insurance Commissioner has maintained his first place standing in the District 8 California State Senate race. |

Yesterday's vote tallies from Sacramento County Voters Registration and Elections show Dave Jones widening his lead over Angelique Ashby in the hotly contested 8th District California Senate race.

Jones has 57,914 votes for 46.17-percent while Ashby has 51,867 for 41.2 percent. Third-place candidate Rafa Garcia has 15,491 votes for 12.35 percent.

In a Twitter posting yesterday, Jones noted his percent share grew while Ashby's decreased.

While both Democrats, Jones and Ashby, represent different factions of their party. Ashby is viewed as a pro-business moderate, while Jones has more progressive stances with a particular focus on environmental issues.

Those differences were part of the acrimonious campaign during the primary and are expected to continue through the November election. Ashby's supporters have portrayed Jones as a bobblehead career politician, while Jones has painted Ashby as a pawn of big oil companies that have supported her through independent expenditure attack advertisements.

Since election day, Ashby has not posted any election updates on her social media platforms. Updated vote tallies will be released this Friday.


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