Republican Elizabeth Emken will go head to head with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the November ballot.
The Danville Republican is currently carrying 12 percent of votes cast in today’s statewide primary, nearly double the vote share of the third-place candidate, fellow Republican Dan Hughes.
Emken, who won the California Republican Party endorsement, was one of 23 candidates running against Feinstein on today’s primary ballot. Most of the remaining candidates won 2 percent of the vote or less.
Feinstein easily captured the top spot in today’s primary, which allows all voters to select between candidates of all political leanings. The 78-year-old incumbent is winning 50 percent of the vote in early returns.