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In the first several hours after polls closed, first-time candidate Pete Peterson had held a slight lead, but that changed as votes from heavily Democratic areas including Los Angeles County rolled in.
Former Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell won the race for L.A. County Sheriff. Meanwhile, it'll be a long night for the rivals to fill Zev Yaroslavsky's seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
In case you missed it, we've got the full results from national, statewide and key local races from the general election. Look up your representatives and find out which ballot measures passed and by how much.