At California’s June 5 primary, 154 partisan races were up. The Democratic Party made endorsements in 114 of the races, and the Republican Party made endorsements in 100 of the races. The party endorsements were included in Voter Pamphlets mailed to each registered voter.
Out of the 214 endorsements, there are only six instances at which the endorsed candidate failed to receive the highest vote among that party’s candidates. The two Republican instances were: (1) in the 51st U.S. House district in San Diego and Imperial Counties, endorsed candidate Xanthi Gionis received fewer votes than Mike Crimmins; (2) in the 32nd Assembly district in the San Joaquin Valley, endorsed candidate Jon McQuiston received fewer votes than Pedro Rios.
The four Democratic instances were: (1) in the 31st State Senate district in Riverside, endorsed candidate Steve Clute received fewer votes than Richard Roth; (2) in the 5th Assembly district in the Sierra Nevada mountains, endorsed candidate Marc Boyd received fewer votes than Tim Fitzgerald; (3) in the 44th Assembly district in Ventura County, endorsed candidate Tom Mullens received fewer votes than Eileen MacEnery; (4) in the 57th Assembly district in southeast Los Angeles County, endorsed candidate Rudy Bermudez received fewer votes than Ian Charles Calderon, although that race is so close, the remaining ballots to be counted might change it. Thanks to Dave Kadlecek for finding three errors in the original post.