Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

New Jersey primaries go the way Democratic leaders had hoped

New Jersey primaries go the way Democratic leaders had hoped

Cox easily bested former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) in the race, while Newsom cruised, as expected. Will it make a difference?

Johnston referring to the top two vote-getters in numerous races for public office, regardless of party affiliation, who will go to a runoff election in the November general election.

California's top-two system can punish a party with too many candidates in one race.

If Republican John Cox wins the second spot on the ballot, his presence in the race could spur Republican turnout in November and possibly improve the party's chances in congressional races.

It's also possible Republicans may not secure a nomination spot in the challenge against Feinstein.

Maryland's State Board of Elections said its voter system was offline for a "brief period" on Tuesday - the last day Maryland voters can register for the upcoming primary.

National Democrats have spent more than $7 million trying to avoid that fate in districts opened by Republican Ed Royce and Darrell Issa's retirements and in the district where Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is facing challenges from the left and the right.

That's money the Democrats would have preferred to spend promoting their candidates this fall.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the incumbent in the 2018 U.S. Senate race, but she failed to win the Democratic Party's endorsement.

Democrat Gavin Newsom won Tuesday's primary in the race for California governor and Republican John Cox finished in a strong second place, ensuring Republicans won't be shut out of the race to replace retiring Gov.

Democrats want to take the 2nd District, the only Republican-held seat in New Mexico's congressional delegation.

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Hugin, a former Marine and Princeton University graduate, has promised to serve as an independent voice for Democrat-leaning New Jersey, where Trump is unpopular among many voters.

However, Weipert added his big concern was that voters who end up at the wrong polling location - and have to be directed to the appropriate site - could get frustrated and not vote at all.

To do your part, Cara Des Granges, the bilingual communications co-ordinator for Elections Ontario, said residents will need at least one piece of ID that includes their name and address. "He was already mayor of Los Angeles and I saw him do a lot for the Hispanic community", she said after casting her ballot. The Democratic primary saw a major last-minute plot-twist, when State Sen.

Tuesday afternoon, Fox said she had returned to the precinct and voted.

In Iowa, there's a Democratic primary for governor, whose victor will have a shot at unseating Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Democratic voters, undeterred by a federal corruption case U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Tester, a Democrat who has been in office since 2007, is the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The most likely nominees are State Auditor Matt Rosendale and retired judge Russ Fagg.

Democrats have aimed their most aggressive attacks at Rosendale, seizing on his background in Maryland and questions about his experience as a rancher.

Voters on Tuesday also went to the polls to choose candidates in primaries in Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama, Montana, South Dakota and New Mexico.

Republican New Jersey Assemblyman Jay Webber has won his party's primary in the 11th Congressional District. Roby un-endorsed then-candidate Donald Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape in which he bragged about committing sexual assault.

Heading into Tuesday, races for seats in the U.S. House, state land commissioner and the state's Public Regulation Commission are hot. The ballot will count immediately.

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