Takeaways From California's Primary, for Californians

Takeaways From California's Primary, for Californians

With fears that California's top-two primary system would leave Democrats out of the general election in some competitive House districts, the party and allied groups spent millions on advertising and voter outreach just to nudge their candidates into second place on Tuesday.

Democrats have been long-predicting there will be a major "blue wave" in the midterm elections this fall, but Trump pushed back by saying Democrats are "easy to beat".

Dozens of women on Tuesday won congressional and gubernatorial nominations as voters in eight US states chose candidates ahead of November's elections, including several who notched firsts in a year boasting a historic number of female contenders. Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein led with 44 percent of the vote, and state Sen.

There is no more fertile terrain than California, which features seven Republican seats in districts won by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. Jerry Brown, who is termed out, and 31 for USA senator, including incumbent Dianne Feinstein. Another Republican candidate is on their heels with 16 percent of the vote.

Much of the day's drama focused on women, who fought to make history in some cases and to avoid disaster in others.

Representative Martha Roby of Alabama withdrew her endorsement of Trump weeks before the election, following the Access Hollywood Tape. "And it looks like voters will have a real choice this November, between a governor who's going to stand up to Donald Trump and a foot soldier in his war on California". Katie Porter, a law professor, earned a spot in November's race against Republican U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, and Katie Hill, a 30-year-old former nonprofit director, appeared poised to take on Republican incumbent Steve Knight. Long-time Minnesota analyst Barry Casselman has written shrewdly that former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty is now likely to be the next governor and that two Democratic House seats are now likely to go Republican (making the possibility of a Democratic House this fall more unlikely). If Grisham wins, she'll be the second Latina to become the state's executive, after Martinez. Noem would be the state GOP's first female nominee for governor.

While all House seats are contested, Alabama, California, Iowa, New Mexico and South Dakota will also vote for new Governors, California, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and New Mexico for new senators.

Kamarck said that although Democrats in the most prominent anti-Trump states in the country would be expected to fare well, the "jungle" format of the election could create chaos.

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Andy Spade also said that his wife had sought medical attention for mental health struggles in the years before her death . The husband-and-wife duo parted ways with their successful company in 2007, after selling to Liz Claiborne Inc.

Maybe moderate Democrats will be fed up with job-killing environmental rules, sky-high taxes, a lousy business climate and all the other nonsense the left has imposed on the formerly golden state. And he's facing a well-funded Republican this fall, former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin, who coasted in the GOP primary.

Democrats and Republicans are both spinning the results.

In two of those three Southern California districts, Democrats were coming in second place behind Republicans, but the races were too close to call early Wednesday, leaving Democrats at risk of being locked out. It was John Cox who organized the ballot initiative repealing the tax on the November ballot.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes easily cleared the top spot in their respective districts.

Women have been increasing their presence on the political front lines since 2016, in large part in response to President Trump's election.

Diane Feinstein is reportedly leading the Senate race.

If the final tally puts him ahead of them, it could set up a general election fight between Rohrabacher and his fellow Republican, ending Democrats' chances to take that seat.

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