Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

No state will play a more significant role in the fight for control of Congress.

Stephen Greenhut sat down with Cox this week to ask whether the Republican has a hope of winning the governorship this year. "He will make a BIG difference!"

Rohrabacher was facing rivals from both parties, including from former Orange County Republican Party leader Scott Baugh.

The fact that voters rebuked the Republican in this race could be a bad sign for Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is seeking to oust vulnerable Democratic Sen.

Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall.

National Democrats spent more than $7 million trying to curb and fix the damage inflicted by Democrats attacking each other in districts opened by retiring Republican Reps.

Francine Karuntzos, a 57-year-old retiree from Huntington Beach, California, said she has deep concerns about the Republican president - particularly his recent declaration that he could pardon himself. She said she isn't a member of a political party, but she voted Democratic on Tuesday.

Across the country in Montclair, New Jersey, Lynnette Joy Baskinger, a psychotherapist, said she's fed up with the GOP.

"From the heartland of America to the coasts, American voters sent the Republican Majority a powerful message of rejection of the GOP's relentless efforts to destroy health care and reward the special interests", she said in a statement.

McLaughlin called the almost $2 million shelled out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to split Republicans "incredibly helpful" and key to stemming a top-two lockout.

Lisa McCormick, a publisher from Rahway, is mounting what her campaign says is a grassroots-driven campaign against Menendez in the primary.

Tuesday's primary election will set the stage for November races for governor, Congress and the Legislature, but it will also test whether the state's vanishing Republicans have enough remaining influence to avoid another shutout at the statewide polls.

CNN projected that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will advance to the general election in California's 48th District and former California State Assemblywoman Young Kim will advance in California's 39th District.

Yet the state's unusual election laws complicate things for both sides.

California's top-two primary system says that the two candidates with the most votes will advance regardless of party. "When you combine the Democratic energy with the suburban independent voters who want nothing to do with a Trump Republican, you create a toxic combination for a Republican member of Congress trying to get re-elected". Two women in Iowa advanced to the general election on Tuesday. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are considered the top Democratic hopefuls.

Cox, a business executive, has the GOP's best chance at earning a spot.

Alabama's Republican Gov. Kay Ivey avoided a runoff despite several primary challengers.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed Hillary Clinton to the limit during the Iowa caucus in 2016, a second-place finish that helped launch his upstart presidential run.

Nationwide, Democrats must clinch at least 23 seats from Republicans to wrest control of the House of Representatives. Poizner switched his registration from Republican to No Party Preference earlier this year.

Democrats captured second place in the races to replace outgoing GOP Reps.

There are now seven Republican lawmakers - from Rep. Jeff Denham in the northern San Joaquin Valley to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in Southern California - who occupy House seats in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

That's money the Democrats would have preferred to spend promoting their candidates this fall.

"Keep our country out of the hands of High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi", Trump tweeted, referring to House Minority Leader Pelosi of San Francisco.

There is another kind of drama playing out in other states.

Southern New Jersey's 2nd District spans all or parts of eight counties and includes the shore resort of Atlantic City. Bob Menendez appears a shoo-in to become his party's nominee, but he must fend off a primary challenger to make it official. Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo's decision to retire led to Democratic state Sen.

The ads caused plenty of consternation from Republicans, who accused Democrats of slamming their own policies.

California saw an unusually large number of Democrats vying for office, many energized by anger over Trump administration policies restricting immigration and abortion access as well as easing environmental regulations. And, most strikingly, the GOP has a tough time fielding top-tier candidates to run for the plum governor's spot.

Democrats have aimed their most aggressive attacks at Rosendale, seizing on his background in Maryland and questions about his experience as a rancher.

Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota also had primary races Tuesday.

She would become the first female governor in South Dakota history.

Much of Tuesday's focus was on California.

The state allows absentee ballots to be mailed through primary day, meaning it'll likely be days before the final votes are counted.

The primary also featured a victory by Des Moines businesswoman Diedre DeJear in the Democratic primary for secretary of state, making her the first African American to win a major party nomination for statewide office.

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