Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman both advanced past California's primary on Tuesday, as the two veteran Democrats will continue to battle one another through November in what is expected to be among the nation's most expensive House races.
The showdown was the marquee matchup in a state upended by redrawn political maps and new election rules that allow the top-two vote getters, regardless of party, to advance to the general election.
The Associated Press said both would advance as Sherman topped Berman 39 percent to 35 percent, with only a small share of the vote counted. The two Democrats have already sunk more than $5.5 million into the race and have millions more already stashed away.
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