Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

Trump congratulates Cox on 2nd place win in CA

Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican who has come under fire for his close ties to Russian Federation, captured the lead in a tight race against both Democratic and Republican opponents. That doesn't guarantee success in November; it just means that to the extent the party does succeed, it will do so as a party - and it will likely govern as a party, should it get the opportunity. Due to the peculiar California primary system, in which the top two finishers qualify for the November ballot irrespective of party, Democrats had feared that with multiple candidates in four competitive seats, two Republicans might prevail.

The California GOP is relieved to have a candidate at the top of the ticket in the governor's race this fall after Tuesday's primaries. And one of the reasons why they have so many bills sitting there is that the Democrats are delaying everything....

"So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave", he added. But that seemed to be more of a typical presidential boast than a realistic analysis of the California results.

He will face Republican John Cox, who won about 26 percent, in the election.

"Gavin Newsom is going to run against the president and make him the issue".

Like in California, the seats Democrats hope to pick off in New Jersey are full of affluent, suburban voters. There was also a gubernatorial primary last night.

While absentee ballots are still to be counted, it appears Democrats will not be locked out of any races, while there will be no Republican candidate running in the general for 11 congressional races. But so far neither party appears to have suffered any major setbacks.

FOX NEWS HOST: It allows the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, to advance. "Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible", Trump wrote.

Cox responded in his own speech the same night: "It wasn't Donald Trump who made us the highest tax state in the country".

US President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. Female Republican governors in Alabama and Iowa will vie for their first full terms after succeeding men who resigned. Dianne Feinstein and state Sen.

Julie Husting, a 53-year-old retired accountant from Huntington Beach, said she's a Republican and voted for Cox. And the winners and losers in California's most competitive races could take days to sort out given the state's unique election laws.

Rep. Martha Roby, a five-term congresswoman from Alabama, is paying the political price of withdrawing her support for Trump in 2016 after the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape in which he seemingly bragged about assaulting women. If Grisham wins, she'll be the second Latina to become the state's executive, after Martinez.

In South Dakota, another rural midwest state neighboring Montana, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will compete with local politician Billie Sutton to become the next state governor.

Democrats on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose attorney Xochitl Torres Small, who won 73 percent support against Madeline Hildebrandt.

Another possible female first in New Mexico: Deb Haaland won the Democratic primary for the state's 1st Congressional District. Republicans don't hold a single statewide office and are largely spectators in a Legislature dominated by Democrats.

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, indicted in 2015 on corruption charges that were dismissed earlier this year, won his party's primary with 62 percent, beating challenger Lisa McCormick, a political newbie who won 38 percent. One hundred and eighty Republicans filed to run in state house races this year, down from a peak of 207 in 2010, when the tea party swept state races nationwide.

But it also sets up the larger narrative as out-numbered Republicans try to further eat into Democrats' dominance going into the fall campaign. In another, Issa's district, Republican Diane Harkey was leading in early returns, as two Democrats vied for the second slot. The second spot remained up for grabs. Splitting of the Democratic vote could have led to two Republicans running in the general election.

A key Senate race took shape in the heart of Trump country as well. The conservative Ted Howze was in a tight race with the Democrat Josh Harder to take on the incumbent Republican Jeff Denham.

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