Democrats Bite Their Nails As California Primary Results Trickle In

Democrats Bite Their Nails As California Primary Results Trickle In

Democrats Bite Their Nails As California Primary Results Trickle In

The answer will not only affect how Democrats who dominate Sacramento will steer the Golden State in the Trump era, but it could also carry significant weight in the battle for control of Congress this fall. Longtime Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo chose to retire after 24 years in Congress, leaving the district up for grabs.

Another congresswoman, South Dakota's Kristi Noem, won her state's Republican gubernatorial primary.

Primaries in Alabama include a contest for Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, who's seeking a full term after replacing Robert Bentley previous year. But Democrats chose Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox over Sue Bell Cobb, a former state Supreme Court chief justice. Poizner switched his registration from Republican to No Party Preference earlier this year.

Both Reynolds and Ivey are vying for their first full terms after succeeding men who resigned.

In the lieutenant governor's race, Eleni Kounalakis, Lidya Ortega, or Gayle McLaughlin would be the first women to be elected to that position. Ivey is the second woman to helm Alabama government, but the first in five decades.

"I still consider myself an independent, but I just won't vote Republican because of what's going on", she said.

Menendez will face former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, who was projected to defeat concrete company executive Brian Goldberg easily in the Republican primary.

Democrat Bob Lambert, 62, of Fresno, voiced scorn for Republican candidates.

Mississippi's Republican Sen. Roger Wicker coasted to his party's nomination Tuesday, and he'll be a big favorite in November. They include state lawmakers David Baria and Omeria Scott and venture capitalist Howard Sherman, who is married to TV and movie actress Sela Ward.

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Finally, maybe someday soon in New Mexico the 283,481 registered voters who aren't Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians will have greater reason to care about those parties' primary elections. Jeff Van Drew, a conservative Democrat, appeared set to prevail over left-leaning candidates frustrated by his past votes against same-sex marriage and minimum wage increases. He's also taken on the state's gas tax - a favorite punching bag of California Republicans - as well as California's newly implemented "sanctuary" state policy. While Democrats need only a net total of two seats to take command of the Senate, Democratic senators must defend a bevy of seats in rural states such as Indiana, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia that supported Trump two years ago.

Polls close at 8:00pm.

Iowa House of Representatives District 99: Democrats Brad Cavanagh, Pat Cullen and Lindsay James facing off to represent the party for the seat being vacated by Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Dubuque.

California's outcomes probably won't be decided Tuesday because the state allows mail-in ballots to be postmarked through primary day.

While several states had competitive primaries on Tuesday, none will be more consequential in the fight for congressional control than California, which features seven Republican seats in districts won by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. But the race to replace Pearce is gaining lots of attention, largely because Democrats think they might have a shot at snagging the seat, long a GOP stronghold, if Xochitl Torres Small emerges as their candidate.

Trump in a series of Tuesday tweets backed Republican candidates. Rep. Martha Roby led her GOP competitors but fell shy of a required majority. Van Drew will face the GOP primary victor, former Atlantic City Councilman Seth Grossman, for the right to succeed retiring Rep. Bright was then a Democrat.

A California Republican hasn't won statewide office since 2006. On Tuesday, he defeated Rahway publisher Lisa McCormick, who mounted a campaign for governor past year before backing another candidate.

Republican John Cox, who has the endorsement of President Donald Trump, has been projected by the AP as the second finisher, which would secure him a spot on the November ballot against Newsom.

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