Women Won Big In Tuesday's Primary Elections

Women Won Big In Tuesday's Primary Elections

And in Tuesday's primaries in California, New Jersey and six other states, the parties had a really good night.

If Lujan Grisham were to win in November, she would become the first Democratic Latina elected governor.

They advanced candidates in key races in California (after being concerned they could be shut out), put forward what party operatives see as the best candidates in suburban New Jersey, and they feel good about their candidates who won in New Mexico and Iowa. While she credits some of the increased interest in politics from women to the "Trump effect", she said that many people's understanding of what that means exactly is off. But that seemed to be more of a typical presidential boast than a realistic analysis of the California results.

Elsewhere in California, Democrats have all but secured candidates to take on politically vulnerable GOP incumbents Jeff Denham, Steve Knight, Mimi Walters, and David Valadao.

In Tuesday's contests, voters could have selected two Republicans in several key House races, and they could have picked two Democrats to compete in this fall's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.

From latest data available, at least 117 women are running for office in the 2018 primaries.

In New Jersey, Mikie Sherrill, an ex-military helicopter pilot, won the Democratic primary in a congressional race that promises to be a key battleground in November.

"The "top two" primary forces people to develop these complicated strategies that in another state would seem extremely unusual", Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, told KABC.

None of the other 23 candidates had more than 3 percent. But Trump saw the night as a repudiation of "Fake News". He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible.

"In High Tax, High Crime California, be sure to get out and vote for Republican John Cox for Governor".

About 40 supporters of governor candidate John Cox squeeze on stage awaiting the Rancho Santa Fe businessman at the U.S. Grant Hotel.

California's Sen. Dianne Feinstein also fared well, fending off challenges from the left.

Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking
There are 21 countries represented in what seems to actually be a Top 105, as there are 25 universities in the 81-100 group. The table's Top 20 comprises 13 American universities, four from the United Kingdom , two from China and one from Japan.

The Newman recall campaign is the first in California since a failed effort against a Republican state senator in 2008 and the first on the state level anywhere in the nation since 2013, Joshua Spivak, author of the Recall Elections Blog, said in an email. But its handful of competitive House races - more than a half dozen Republican-held seats may be in playa - have made it hotly contested territory in the fight over control of the House, drawing big money and the spotlight on the biggest primary night of midterms.

Representative Martha Roby of Alabama withdrew her endorsement of Trump weeks before the election, following the Access Hollywood Tape. She will face former Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright in Alabama's conservative 2nd district - where Trump loyalty has been a central issue.

There's also a Democratic primary in the at-large congressional district to determine who will challenge GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte. Clinton carried the district by 7 points in 2016, but Knight, a former state legislator, was re-elected with a 6-point margin.

In Iowa, 28-year-old Democratic state Rep. Abby Finkenauer was trying to become the youngest woman to serve in Congress.

"Don't buy the whole idea that just because Trump is not over 50 percent approval in the country, it's going to be a blue wave", Cohen said.

Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker won his primary contest as did New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat who faced federal bribery charges past year.

The Democratic nominees for governor shall be anticipated to guide the social gathering nationally on hot-button points comparable to immigration coverage, healthcare reform, and curbing local weather change. And he's facing a well-funded Republican this fall, former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin, who coasted in the GOP primary.

Ed Royce and Darrell Issa are retiring, respectively and the 48th district, where Rep. Dana Rohrbacher is running for a 16 term but is plagued by controversial ties to Russian Federation. In a San Diego-area district where Darrell Issa is stepping down, Democrat Mike Levin is slated to take on Republican Diane Harkey.

In two of the three Southern California districts, Democrats were coming in second place behind Republicans, but the races were too close to call early Wednesday, leaving Democrats at risk of being locked out. Rohrabacher will face a to-be-determined Democrat in the November general election. The second spot remained up for grabs. Most of the women running are Democrats, although one-third of Republican women running have also won their races.

In a suburban New Jersey district, former Obama official Tom Malinowski was well ahead of two Democrats backed by independent liberal groups and will take on the moderate Republican Leonard Lance in what is expected to be a competitive race.

Pate lists one of his top accomplishments as passage of a voter identification law, and that law has been the focus of much of the campaigning by Mowrer and DeJear.

Related Articles