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June 18, 1992

* Louis Caldera's campaign staff was small--a friend, a cousin and his wife formed the core group--and his strategy was simple: knocking on the doors of potential voters of the 46th Assembly District. The plan paid off when he emerged victorious in the district's Democratic primary on June 2. "We walked precincts every day since mid-March and we hit 5,000 homes," said Caldera, 37, a Los Angeles attorney who has a joint MBA and law degree from Harvard University. He is favored to win in November against Republican David Osborne in a district that stretches from Boyle Heights, where Caldera once lived, to downtown and parts of South Los Angeles. Caldera said he seeks to work for "improved education, technical training and job opportunities" in Sacramento.

* At a jubilant party in her Norwalk campaign headquarters, hundreds of well-wishers sang "Amazing Grace" as Grace M. Napolitano stood to declare victory in the 58th Assembly District Democratic primary. "We'll be on a high for the rest of the year," the Norwalk city councilwoman said. "I intend to keep my promises to you. I have no interest in my heart except for the people." Napolitano, 55, will face Republican Ken Gow in November's general election in the heavily Democratic district, which includes Montebello, Pico Rivera and Whittier. Napolitano, a former PTA president, took a $100,000 home equity loan on her house to raise money for her campaign against four Democratic rivals, including Montebello attorney Armando Duron, who finished second.

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