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Sen: Incumbent Democrat Senator Bob Menendez wins primary in spite of scandal

06 June, 2018, 12:58 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Primary ballots mailed; unaffiliated voters to participate for first time

The "blue wave" Democrats hoped would sweep the nation this year, starting in California, was at risk late Tuesday in the state's unusual top-two primary, with early returns showing Republicans threatening to shut out Democrats from appearing on the ballot in at least two congressional contests in November.

Many of these Southern California districts are crowded with Democratic candidates. If Grisham wins, she'd be the state's second Latino state executive and the first Latino Democrat governor. There's also a Democratic primary in the at-large congressional district to determine who will challenge GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte.

Newsom announced his candidacy in February 2015 - more than three years before the primary - and has dominated the race in both the polls and fundraising ever since.

Other State Offices - In the race for Lieutenant Governor, former Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis had 21.8 percent to Assemblyman Ed Hernandez' 18.4 percent and Republican Cole Harris' 21.3 percent.

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker won his primary contest as did New Jersey Sen. Iowa now has a Republican governor, and GOP -led state house and senate.

"My opponent, greedy drug company CEO Bob Hugin, is going to have to answer for his record of driving up prices for cancer patients while making millions for himself", Menendez said. The top two victors - whether two Democrats or two Republicans - run against each other in November. Those candidates include Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale, the candidate conservative groups are spending millions to boost, and retired state Judge Russ Fagg.

Democratic voters, undeterred by a federal corruption case U.S. Sen.

In the California primary system, the two top vote-getters in the primary will face off in November's general election irregardless of party affiliation. Dianne Feinstein. She cruised to first place in California's primary on Tuesday in her bid for a fifth full term in Washington.

Menendez has been in New Jersey politics for more than three decades: He served as a mayor and member of the state legislature before joining the House in 1993 and the Senate in 2007. All but one of its five Republican-held House seats are considered competitive and anger at Trump may be particularly potent in the state's many suburbs.

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Among the others, Democrat Tom Malinowski, an appointee in the Obama State Department, won the nomination to take on vulnerable Republican Rep. Leonard Lance. Anywhere from a quarter to 40 percent of Republicans have listed themselves as undecided, a percentage that far exceeds de León's expected vote total.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

Kim is likely to make MacArthur's shepherding of the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal in 2017 a key issue in the race.

Next year, those who attempt to vote at the polls without a valid identification will either get turned away or have to cast a "provisional" ballot which is set aside on election day and held.

There is no more fertile terrain than California, which features seven Republican seats in districts won by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Because the state's so-called "jungle primary" is nonpartisan, two candidates from the same party can advance to the final race.

Several Republicans are challenging Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who succeeded Gov. Robert Bently after he resigned. Rep. Martha Roby led her GOP competitors but fell shy of a required majority. Van Drew will face the GOP primary victor, former Atlantic City Councilman Seth Grossman, for the right to succeed retiring Rep. Bright was then a Democrat.

In the race for governor, recent polls showed a surge by Republican businessman Cox, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump.


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