vote_lede_template.jpgWith half of the votes in Tuesday’s statewide primary tallied early this morning, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and District Attorney Kamala Harris appeared set to earn the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively.

According to unofficial numbers from the Secretary of State, Newsom was leading his closest competitor, Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn, 55 percent to 33.5 percent.

Slightly more than 50 percent of precincts were reporting as of 12:15 a.m.

Newsom’s likely Republican opponent in November, current Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonando, was well ahead in his race as well, garnering 45.5 percent of the vote.

Harris was leading former Facebook chief privacy officer Chris Kelly 32.6 percent to 16.6 percent.

If Harris holds on, she would likely face Republican Steve Cooley in November.

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