Candidates battle for 2nd place in California governor race

Posted June 07, 2018

"I'm really, really anxious about our Constitution being ruined by this presidency", Karuntzos said after casting her ballot at a local community center. "So now we get the opportunity to actually have a honeymoon".

A voter casts her ballot on June 5 in Los Angeles. He called for the polls to remain open until Friday to ensure that everyone had a chance to vote.

Tuesday proved to be a big night for women, as female candidates for governor advanced, including Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico and Republican Kristi Noem in South Dakota.

In victory, Newsom wasted no time framing the general election as a fight with Trump.

Based on 92 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday's statewide primary results, Newsom had 33 percent of the vote and first place while Cox was second with 26 percent. "A state where we don't obstruct justice, we demand justice for everybody".

We also got a good example in California of how holding the White House can help. "Let's put a businessman in the governor's mansion", Cox said.

She will face former Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright in Alabama's conservative 2nd district - where Trump loyalty has been a central issue. "Be careful what you wish for", Cox said.

Republicans held their own in some key contests, including securing a spot on the November ballot in a California district that Clinton won by 15 points. Cox finished second, putting to rest Republican fears that no one from their party would appear on the November ballot for the state's top office.

Rosendale's win means the two best flat-top haircuts in politics will face each other in a state where Trump won big in 2016 and where he has made Tester a frequent target.

Because of California's unusual primary system, all candidates appear on a single primary ballot, with the top two vote-getters regardless of party advancing to the November election.

Trump will not be on the ballot this year. He also said he wants set a goal of building 3.5 million new homes by 2025 through an expansion of the low-income housing tax credit program and other initiatives.

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The signs were ominous when the five-times Grand Slam champion coughed up three nervy double-faults in the opening game. Kerber found decent length on her forehand, regularly putting Halep close to the baseline, and went easily 4-0 up.

Cox and Allen have relentlessly attacked California's "sanctuary state" law that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. But support fell to 41 percent if it required increasing taxes.

Recognizing the high stakes in California, Trump sought to energize his supporters in a series of tweets praising his preferred candidates.

Villaraigosa served as mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 through 2013 after stints as Speaker of the Assembly and on the Los Angeles City Council.

Voters in seven other states went to the polls Tuesday.

Newsom, the former San Francisco mayor, was the first candidate to announce a bid for governor more than three years ago and was strongly favored for the top slot. But just as importantly, they are challenging the trend of the last two election cycles, in which Iowa tilted red at an alarming pace.

Democrat Alex Padilla, meanwhile, will advance to November as he tries to maintain his job as secretary of state.

In California, national Democrats spent more than US$7 million trying to fix the damage inflicted by Democrats attacking each other in districts where seats have opened because Republican Representatives Ed Royce and Darrell Issa are retiring, as well as in the district where Republican Dana Rohrabacher faces challenges from the left and the right. All eyes will be on whether this will translate into success in the general election - and to what degree.

Haaland will run against Republican Janice Arnold-Jones in November.

In California, national Democrats spent more than $7 million trying to curb and fix the damage inflicted by Democrats attacking each other in districts opened by retiring Republican Reps. The race has drawn considerable attention from outside the state.

That lesson ran counter to headlines from a week ago that the GOP was now the "third party" because the number of people registering to vote as having no party preference - like yours truly - had surpassed the numbers registering with a Republican preference.

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