Democratic support in Sacramento is swinging behind supervisor Leticia Perez in her bid for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Michael Rubio.
Perez was sworn into her county position a little more than two months ago. Now, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is backing Perez for the position recently vacated by Perez's mentor Michael Rubio.
Perez has the support of most of the Senate's Democratic leadership.
The Sacramento Bee notes it will likely be a three-way race between Perez, fellow Democrat Fran Florez and Hanford Republican Andy Vidak.