Takeaways From California's Primary, for Californians

Takeaways From California's Primary, for Californians

Takeaways From California's Primary, for Californians

While California is a largely Democratic state, Democrats anxious of being left off the general election ballot in key races in Orange County, a Republican stronghold.

"Great night for Republicans!" The party faithful chose the person who arguably fit their profile best-Lieutenant Governor Newsom and businessman Cox.

Furthermore, if Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" in California fall short in November, Pelosi might not be the only victim of a post-election blame game.

Iowa, once a classic blue-leaning battleground state (it went for Obama handily in 2008 and 2012), is moving toward the GOP and particularly Trump because of its high concentration of conservative white working-class voters and its small minority population. Yet the winners and losers in California's most competitive races could take days to sort out given the state's unique election laws. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. "Even though Democrats might have looked divided and and spread across multiple candidates in California, they'll be united against Trump and his party in November". Female Republican governors in Alabama and Iowa will vie for their first full terms in November after succeeding men who resigned.

But in at least five of them, progressive candidates could split the vote, leaving a path for Republicans to make the November runoff. Democrats managed to swing a state Senate seat in Missouri, appeared to shut Republicans out of California's Senate race and got their own candidates on the final ballot in each of the key U.S. House races in California. The favorite of Washington Democrats will take on GOP Assemblyman Jay Webber in one of several New Jersey races Democrats view as possible pickups. Feinstein received the most votes in the county, with 39.9 percent, while Republican James P. Bradley came in second with 11.2 percent. Her opponent will be Bobby Bright, a one-time Democratic congressman, who ran ads accusing Roby of turning "her back on President Trump when he needed her the most". And in South Dakota, the moderate Republican Dusty Johnson, a former chief of staff to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, won the Republican nomination for the at-large U.S. House seat; he'll probably avoid putting the seat at risk against Democrat Tim Bjorkman, whereas a further-right nominee might have made things more interesting. The candidate receiving the fewest votes after the first round of counting is eliminated and his or her votes are redistributed to the voter's second preference. Republicans don't hold a single statewide office and are largely spectators in a Legislature dominated by Democrats.

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National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Stivers told reporters Denham lost votes because some Republicans supported his Republican competition, Ted Howze, who got 14.4% of the vote. But those under 40 are the most likely to favor a member of Congress who has opposed the president's agenda. He will face Baron Bruno, a real estate agent without a declared political party, in the general election.

Lastly, the 49th District Democrats did get a higher majority at 50.8 percent, but the Republican is in a margin of error at 48 percent of the vote. The two candidates with the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, face off in the November general election. In another, Issa's district, Republican Diane Harkey was leading in early returns, as two Democrats vied for the second slot.

A key Senate race took shape in the heart of Trump country as well.

It's that theory - coupled with improvements on the congressional generic ballot - that has led to a surge of optimism among Republicans about their chances of retaining their House and Senate majorities this fall. He and Cox emerged from a field of six major candidates fighting it out in an expensive and contentious race to succeed Brown, setting up a pitched battle for the future direction of the nation's most populous state.

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