Updated with near-final numbers showing Torlakson on top.
In that all-important state Superintendent of Public Instruction race (come on stoners, you can take your eyes off Prop. 19 for a second), it was a close one.
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Tom Torlakson, who was endorsed by the Democratic Party in L.A., beat Larry Aceves by more than 10 points, nearly 55 percent to 45 percent. (PDF).