Challengers take aim at AG who has focused on Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr’-ah) is trying to hold onto his seat against a well-funded fellow Democrat and two longshot Republican lawyers.

The two with the most votes Tuesday advance to a November runoff.

Becerra has come under fire from his foes for his fixation on President Donald Trump and the frequent lawsuits that he’s filed challenging him. Becerra says he’s done more, but his challengers say he’s neglected other key priorities.

Democrat Dave Jones, who is the state insurance commissioner, and Republicans — former Judge Steven Bailey and attorney Eric Early — are trying to unseat Becerra from the post he was appointed to last year.

Jones is running to the left of Becerra, seeking to end capital punishment. Both Republicans support the death penalty, which Becerra said he’ll uphold.

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