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Republican Robert Howell increases lead in race for insurance commissioner

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Republican Robert Howell has increased his lead over Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine to 25,401 votes in the race for second place in the insurance commissioner’s race, according to the latest figures released by the Secretary of State’s Office.

Howell, a cybersecurity equipment manufacturer, began Wednesday’s vote count with a 13,692-vote lead after leading by 18,689 votes heading into Tuesday.

Howell has 1,053,795 votes (18.2%) to 1,028,394 (17.8%) for Levine, D- San Rafael, according to figures released Wednesday. Incumbent Democrat Ricardo Lara leads with 2,098,538 votes (36.3%).

Lance Ray Christensen leads George Yang by 40,571 votes in the race for the second spot on the November ballot for state superintendent of public instruction. Christensen, an education policy executive, began Wednesday’s vote count with a 31,667-vote lead and was 15,650 votes ahead entering Tuesday’s count.

Christensen has 639,989 votes (11.8%) to 599,418 for Yang (11.1%). Incumbent Tony K. Thurmond leads the nonpartisan race with 2,484,381 votes (46.0%).

In the attorney general’s race, former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Nathan Hochman extended his lead over fellow Republican Eric Early, an attorney, and business owner, to 115,544 votes after leading by 105,897 votes entering Wednesday’s vote count and 101,089 at the start of Tuesday’s count.

Hochman has 1,099,540 votes (18.5%) to 983,996 (16.6%) for Early. Appointed Democratic incumbent Rob Bonta leads with 3,243,433 (54.6%).

An estimated 1,292,441 ballots remain unprocessed statewide, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

The next updates on Los Angeles County races are scheduled to be released Friday.

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