Nancy Pelosi Advances To General Election

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Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will advance to the general election, but she will face a challenger. According to California primary rules, the top two candidates move on to the general election in November. Second place was secured by attorney Shahid Buttar, who is running as a Democratic Socialist. With 99% of precincts reporting, Pelosi took in nearly 90,000 votes, while Buttar earned just over 15,000. Pelosi is currently serving her 17th congressional term. She was first elected in 1987.