Republican lawmakers point to positive signs after Calif.

Leroy Wright
June 8, 2018

In San Luis Obispo County, Little had received 499 votes as of Tuesday night, less than 1 percent of the total vote. The silence of GOP leaders gave the party's voters no clear sign on what to do with a long list of unknown prospects.

There was an especially big sigh of relief from the GOP Wednesday after the party avoided being entirely shut out of California's November election of a new governor. And because Republicans have slipped behind no-party-preference voters in California - they're about a quarter of the electorate now - there was a real big fear among Democrats that they could just miss out on this top-of-the-ticket race.

In his 2004 Senate run, he shared a crowded debate stage with then-state Sen.

Nearly half of voters, 48 percent, say they are more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who "would promise to provide a check on Donald Trump". But that seemed to be more of a typical presidential boast than a realistic analysis of the California results.

With Cox as No. 2, rather than Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, Newsom can nearly certainly coast to the governorship of a deep-blue state five months hence. There was also a gubernatorial primary last night.

No state offers Democrats more opportunities to gain House seats this fall than California, where more than a half dozen Republican-held seats may be in play. That's true in California, but also in many other states that have held primary elections this year. Neither party immediately appeared to suffer major setbacks. But Trump saw the night as a repudiation of "Fake News". "It's kind of sad when they tout it as a victory just to get a candidate on the November ballot".

Xavier Becerra, the attorney general who has filed at least 17 environmental lawsuits against President Donald Trump, placed first.

California Democrats claimed critical spots in the November general election as they try to begin a "blue wave" of replacing Republican congressional representatives in key Southland districts. Dianne Feinstein California Democrat. With state officials still processing votes by mail - an increasing proportion of the California's ballots - the picture remains hazy.

The two veteran more moderate Republicans were on the outside as Trump and congressional GOP leaders pushed policies that disproportionately affected the Garden State, including an Affordable Care Act repeal bill that would end the state's expansion of Medicaid and tax legislation that curbed the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

Several Republicans have sought to make their races about local issues, largely ignoring Trump, but Democratic voters were already casting the midterms as a referendum on the president.

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Their goal is to pick up 10 U.S. House seats in the Golden State while adding 13 other new seats nationwide to take over as the majority party.

Democrats got good news during the Tuesday primaries, and they're getting good news again Thursday morning. The favorite of Washington Democrats will take on GOP Assemblyman Jay Webber in one of several New Jersey races Democrats view as possible pickups. But after distancing herself from Trump over his misogynistic comments, on Tuesday she was embarrassingly forced into a Republican runoff for her seat.

Representative Martha Roby of Alabama withdrew her endorsement of Trump weeks before the election, following the Access Hollywood Tape.

"They know who we are, and they don't like us", former state Republican Party Chairman Duf Sundheim lamented in 2010, after Democrats made a clean sweep of eight statewide contests. If Grisham wins, she'd be the state's second Latino state executive and the first Latino Democrat governor. In South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem became the first female nominee for governor in state history.

By comparison, in July 2014, 57% said they were more likely to vote that November compared to past elections.

Feinstein won her party's nomination for another term, as widely expected.

Deb Haaland: "Our win is a victory for working people, a victory for women, a victory for Indian country and a victory for everyone who's been sidelined by the billionaire class".

It was a district Trump won in 2016. Bob Menendez, a Democrat who faced federal bribery charges a year ago.

The primary results were foreshadowed in a January PPIC survey. The Republican incumbent, Darrell Issa, is retiring from Congress after nine terms.

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