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Gavin Newsom Secures Primary Top Spot In Lieutenant Governor's Race

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses delegates to the 2013 Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, April 12,
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses delegates to the 2013 Democratic State Convention in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, April 12, 2013. California Democrats are meeting this weekend to celebrate their November election victories and look ahead to next year, when they hope to solidify their grip on state politics. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom took the top spot in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary, according to the Associated Press.

Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, briefly ran for governor in 2009 before quitting the race.

He was the highest-profile elected official to endorse Democratic attorney Ro Khanna, who is expected to face-off against Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) in November in the state's 17th District.

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