LOS ANGELES, CA — Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, was celebrating Wednesday an unexpectedly lopsided victory in her race against Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in the county’s 2nd District.

Results from Tuesday night’s election showed Mitchell with a surprisingly wide margin, pulling in nearly 61% of the vote, collecting roughly 100,000 more votes than Wesson.

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