Hackworth leads in District 10
With 229 of 258 precincts reporting, Hackworth had about 46 percent of the vote. Trailing him were Samm Simpson with about 29 percent and Max Linn with about 24 percent.
Hackworth was the last to get in the District 10 primary and argued that only he could defeat the longtime incumbent as a citizen-legislator with experience in elected office. He will face U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who has held the seat about 38 years, in November.
Linn, a multimillionaire former financial planner, poured half a million into his campaign. He said he had a lot of fun running.
"I’d like to congratulate Bob Hackworth," Linn said before 8 p.m. "And now the Democrats must come together to defeat Bill Young."
--Stephanie Garry, Times Staff Writer