Porter throws support to Guerra in the 10th Distict California Assembly race

Rev. Tecoy Porter. |

In what will be a very close general election race for the 10th District California Assembly seat, one of the candidates of the primary election has thrown his support to one of the top two finishers.

In an announcement this morning, the 10th District candidate's second-place finisher announced that one opponent offered his support. That candidate, Democrat Rev. Tecoy Porter, has said he will support fellow Democrat, Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra.

Porter finished fourth in the five-candidate race and earned 7,616 votes for eight percent of the total. The top two finishers were Democratic Elk Grove City Councilmember Stephanie and Guerra, who trailed by 457 votes.

In the statement, Porter said, "Eric is someone we can trust to remember what it's like to sit on the outside looking in - denied a seat at the decision-making table because of how we look, and where we come from."

While undoubtedly a welcome development for Guerra as he goes to battle with Nguyen in November, the larger block of support will come from the third-place finisher, Republican Eric Rigard. In an unfortunate twist, Rigard died last week before the standings were finalized this week.

Rigard came in third place with 24,264 votes for 27 percent. Nguyen and Guerra finished in a statistical tie with 29 percent.

Who earns the majority of Rigard's supporters, should they vote in the November election, along with other voters drawn to the polls, will determine in large part who prevails in November.  

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