While votes are still being tallied, it's important to note that in contests where the State Party's delegates endorsed a candidate, those candidates performed exceedingly well. In fact, 96% of candidates endorsed by the California Democratic Party moved past the primary election and will be on the ballot in November - that's an extraordinary success rate.
These candidates' success rate speaks to the importance of the Democratic Party's endorsement in the era of the "Top Two" Primary.
Below is a tally of the performance of endorsed candidate in the 2014 primary election:
Endorsed: 9 | Moving on: 9
Endorsed: 50 | Moving on: 49
State Senate candidates
Endorsed: 16 | Moving on: 15
State Assembly candidates
Endorsed: 63 | Moving on: 60
TOTAL Endorsed: 138
TOTAL Moving on: 133
For a complete list of endorsed California Democratic Party candidates moving on to the 2014 general election click here (endorsed candidates moving on are highlighted in blue).