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Mike Gatto
Raul Bocanegra, Co-Author of Tax Credit Bill, Concedes in Surprise Election Defeat

LOS ANGELES ( - Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, who co-authored legislation that expands and extends California's film and TV production tax credit, conceded his re-election race in a surprise defeat to political novice Patty Lopez. The final vote tally from the Los Angeles Registrar Recorder showed Lopez with a slim 467-vote lead over Bocanegra, whose district includes the east San Fernando Valley. She had a slight, 182-vote lead over Bocanegra on election night, but he had hoped that absentee and provisional ballots would put him over the top. "While the vote tally is incredibly close, it is clear that my opponent will be victorious by the narrowest of margins,"...