California in spotlight as USA voters cast ballots in primaries

John Cox speaks during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego Calif

"I don't think there will be a blue wave at all", registered Republican Keith Smith, 66, said outside a Solana Beach polling place where he voted for Cox.

Indeed, the morning after the vote, Newsom replied to a congratulatory tweet from Trump to Cox with a snarky plea to the president: "Please come campaign for him as much as possible".

The president's support may have rallied the Republican base around the candidate, getting Cox over the primary hurdle, but the association might hurt in the general election where the Republican candidate needs to win over more moderate voters, said former Republican strategist Bill Whalen, a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. At the same time, Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in marquee races for the U.S. Senate and governor. After more votes were counted on Wednesday, the Democrats appeared to have avoided being shut out in almost all of the state's battleground contests.

In the end Feinstein survived and will be on the ballot for the midterm elections in November, results showed. Female Republican governors in Alabama and Iowa will try for their first full terms after succeeding men who resigned. But experts said recalls are politically and financially expensive and usually require unique circumstances like those that made Democratic state Sen.

Still, Trump was ready to celebrate. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible.

Democrats must flip 24 Republican seats to win a House majority. In retiring Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's district, former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill - one of the strongest Democratic recruits of the 2018 cycle - cruised.

Haaland has focused her campaign on progressive causes including fighting against new fossil fuel infrastructure while expanding the use of renewable energy; repealing the Republican Party's tax plan; enforcing a $15 federal minimum wage; defunding Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which she calls "an out of control institution that is terrorizing American families"; and establishing Medicare for All.

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

Tuesday's drama extends into South Dakota, where Rep. Kristi Noem's bid to become the state GOP's first female nominee for governor has opened the state's only House seat.

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.

Haaland said in her primary victory statement: "Donald Trump and the billionaire class should consider this victory a warning shot: the blue wave is coming".

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker won his primary contest as did New Jersey Sen. Menendez probably won't put the seat at risk for the Democrats in November - one recent poll shows a close general election race there, but two others don't - but with another Democratic nominee who didn't have Menendez's baggage, the seat would be nearly certain to remain blue. And he's facing a well-funded Republican this fall, former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin, who coasted in the GOP primary.

Democrats were fighting to avoid similar potential calamities in California's many competitive House districts, considered critical in their quest to seize control of Congress this fall.

Republican Rep. Mimi Walters easily advanced to the November election in her Orange County district that has been targeted by Democrats.

And in Central California, the House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican, qualified for the general election ballot as well.

The key battlegrounds are seven districts, mostly in Southern California, where Hillary Clinton defeated then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, making them targets this year.

In Montana, the establishment-backed Matt Rosendale, the state auditor, won the Republican Senate nomination; he'll face a slightly uphill but by no means unwinnable race against Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.

One America's Chloe Salsameda has more.

Related news:

Hot News

Kate Spade's Self-Destruction Mars Her Legacy As A Role Model
Jun 07, 2018 - 02:01
Spade seemed concerned how hospitalization might harm the image of the "happy-go-lucky" Kate Spade brand, she said. As we reported , the handbag designer was found in her NY apartment on Tuesday after she reportedly hung herself.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Simona Halep hits back to sink Angelique Kerber in quarter-finals
Jun 07, 2018 - 01:57
Muguruza, victor two years ago, will face either world number one Simona Halep or Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals. She went on to commit only 16 errors over the course of the next two, which was the difference in getting the win.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google unceremoniously removes the tablet section from official Android website
Jun 06, 2018 - 12:49
On Friday, Android Police noticed that the tablet section of the Android website is no longer around. There was also an influx of cheap tablets that weren't that great quality-wise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Neuer makes comeback in surprise Germany defeat
Jun 06, 2018 - 12:48
Germany chief coach Joachim Loew said: "It's a frustrating defeat because we didn't implement a lot of what we had talked about". Neuer could only look on in amazement as Martin Hinteregger rifled in a spectacular first-time volley at the back post.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samuel Umtiti's new Barca deal ends Liverpool hopes of pulling off deal
Jun 06, 2018 - 12:48
The club's official press release didn't include any details on his new buyout clause, but one has to assume it will have gone up significantly. "Today is a special day".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Discovery to Pay $2 Billion to Distribute PGA Tour Globally
Jun 06, 2018 - 12:47
The 12-year partnership involves the development of a new PGA Tour-branded video streaming service, the company said. Discovery has struck a landmark deal to acquire the worldwide television rights to PGA Tour golfing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deschamps, Griezmann Defend Paul Pogba After France Jeering
Jun 03, 2018 - 17:39
France have one more warm-up match before the showpiece in Russian Federation , against the United States on June 9. It's hard to know exactly how to view the career of Paul Pogba so far. "We must admire the player we have".

Visa outage: payment chaos after card network crashes
Jun 02, 2018 - 00:41
We have been informed that VISA has corrected the outage and transactions are now starting to go through. So it may be a good idea to hold off on using your Visa card until the issue is solved completely.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's
Jun 01, 2018 - 15:39
While some reports are saying the match will be telecast on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD, there is no official confirmation. Carlos Braithwaite will be leading West Indies , while Shahid Afridi will walk out to the toss for the World XI .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xiaomi Refutes Claim That See-Through Mi 8 Explorer Edition Has Fake Components
Jun 01, 2018 - 15:27
Let's see what we can gleam from the info we have so far! Meanwhile the rear takes advantage of a dual-12 megapixel camera setup. The new MIUI 10 brings a lot of design changes in the latest ROM which seems to be inspired from the latest Android P update.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steam takes down controversial school shooting game
May 31, 2018 - 17:32
In addition, both the game developer (Revived Games) and publisher (ACID) have been banned by Valve Corporation from using Steam. Robinette's concern is that not enough research has been done to find out how video games may be linked to violent behavior.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams beats Kristyna Pliskova in triumphant return to French Open
May 31, 2018 - 17:22
Her 7-6, (7/4), 6-4 win wasn't flashy or hard-fought, it was effective. "But she's my priority, and I work everything around her". But her attire was the main focus at Roland Garros as Williams took to the court in an all-black Nike "catsuit".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Maryland man missing after Ellicott City devastated by rampaging flood
May 30, 2018 - 04:47
Heavy rainfall prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a rare flash flood emergency. Hogan promised "every bit of assistance we possibly can". "We'll see.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Long shots: Odds against Cavaliers in NBA Finals against Warriors
May 30, 2018 - 04:34
In the early numbers that's up 7% over last year's Game 1 between the winning Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators. Hamilton coached James Jones when the two were at the University of Miami, and he coached Okaro White when he played at FSU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brad Stevens, Celtics Looking Toward Future After Game 7 Loss To Cavs
May 29, 2018 - 00:48
James has won three National Basketball Association championships since 2010, two with the Miami Heat and one with the Cavs. In her Instagram Stories on Sunday night, Rihanna posted two videos of LeBron from the laptop she streamed the game on.