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Food Trucks' Candidate Wins Primary
There's no telling how much a coalition of food trucks that rallied around a candidate helped, but in any case, their choice won. Betsy Butler won the Democratic nomination in Assembly District 53, which covers parts of the Westside and South Bay.
"She sees the benefit of food trucks in that area," said Matt Geller with the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association, which represents over 60 food trucks. Butler will face Republican Nathan Mintz in November, but Geller believes there is less of a challenge here: "Whoever wins the Democratic nomination usually wins the district."