Welcome to 2018's Super Tuesday.
Villaraigosa has been critical of SB 562, saying it is an unrealistic goal and that California should focus on creating universal healthcare through expansion of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Jon Tester, who is running for a third term in a state President Donald Trump won in 2016.
They and other candidates running unopposed advanced to the November 6 general election. Democratic leaders are anxious the large Democratic fields will spread out their party's votes, allowing two Republicans to advance in some of these races and taking away what should be competitive fall campaigns.
The campaign has played out largely under the radar despite millions of dollars in spending by candidates and their independent supporters.
In New Mexico, Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham won her party's nomination in the race to succeed outgoing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. In fact he's running twice-both to serve as his own temporary replacement until November and to serve out the next full term.
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The low margin for the longtime New Jersey politician could be a sign that he will need to do more to motivate Democrats to turn out in the fall.
Reporter's video of Melania Trump's first public appearance in almost a month
She underwent a surgical procedure on May 14 to treat a benign kidney condition and was released from the hospital on May 19. The president literally pointed at a window, indicating the presence of the first lady, but ... she wasn't there.
Republican John Cox, who has the endorsement of President Donald Trump, has been projected by the AP as the second finisher, which would secure him a spot on the November ballot against Newsom. Reynolds is Iowa's first female governor.
In New Jersey's 2nd District, which covers all or parts of eight counties and includes Atlantic City, State Sen.
Nate Boulton's name will also appear on the ballot despite suspending his campaign a few weeks ago after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. The victor will face incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds, who wasn't opposed for the Republican nomination. The GOP primary took a nasty and personal turn when another candidate raised unfounded rumors about Ivey's personal life, which she aggressively denied.
But if Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, a former mayor of Los Angeles, makes the final cut, Republican leaders worry more of their voters will stay home in November, giving Democrats a better chance to flip some seats. Look for Yvette Herrell and Monty Newman to rise to to the top in the GOP primary, but which one wins that race is anyone's guess. Feinstein has responded to the challenge by tacking to the left, and leads de Leon in most polls.
District 49, an open race for Rep. Darrell Issa's seat, had the Republican State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Diane Harkey ahead, followed by environmental lawyer Mike Levin, a Democrat, in second place. But he was on the minds of many voters.
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Rousseau still was optimistic for an overall voter turnout of 50 percent.
Rep. Steve Pearce, a House Freedom Caucus member, is giving up the seat to run for governor.