Baldwin: Jones leads House race, tough going for Baldwin commission incumbents

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Going into Tuesday's primaries, the big story to watch was the key House races in Southern California.

In the central state of Iowa, Democrat businessman Fred Hubbell will represent his party in the governorship race against incumbent Republican Kim Reynolds, who took over the reins after former governor Terry Branstad was appointed the us ambassador to China.

California's unusual primary puts all candidates on one ballot and allows the top two finishers in a race - regardless of the party - to advance. That is a clear advantage for the Democrats who sport four registered voters to every one registered Republican.

Recognising the high stakes, Trump sought to energise his supporters in a series of tweets praising his preferred California Republican candidates.

"Donald Trump didn't create the housing crisis, or the gas tax, or the sanctuary state, or our water problems, or the schools that rank 45th in the nation", Cox said.

Levin, whose father's parents were both Jews, said he would continue to emphasize his support for a two-state solution while reaching out to Jewish voters, who are clustered mainly in northern San Diego. But so far neither party appears to have suffered any major setbacks.

"They're all going to have Democrats running (in the general election), which is better than they expected", Michael Cohen, director of the Political Management Program at George Washington University, told AFP.

Trump's support has attracted attention from Cox's opponent, who's one of the president's top critics.

Deb Haaland, who secured the democratic nomination for congress in New Mexico's first congressional district, will likely be the first-ever Native-American woman to serve in Congress, as her district is a safe seat for Democrats. Female Republican governors in Alabama and Iowa will vie for their first full terms in November after succeeding men who resigned.

Cox blames state Democrats and his opponent Newsom for causing the high cost of living in California.

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Howie Wynn, a 71-year-old Huntington Beach resident and member of the Republican National Committee, said he didn't vote for Cox on Tuesday but would in November.

In Montana, the establishment-backed Matt Rosendale, the state auditor, won the Republican Senate nomination; he'll face a slightly uphill but by no means unwinnable race against Democratic incumbent Jon Tester. Democrats managed to swing a state Senate seat in Missouri, appeared to shut Republicans out of California's Senate race and got their own candidates on the final ballot in each of the key U.S. House races in California.

No state offers Democrats more opportunities to gain House seats this fall than California, where more than a half dozen Republican-held seats may be in play.

His presidency generates the energy that is the foundation of Democratic grassroots intensity that has shown up repeatedly in special and primary elections for a year or more.

In Alabama, Representative Martha Roby is risking losing her seat after receiving 39 percent of the votes. She will face former Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright in Alabama's conservative 2nd district - where Trump loyalty has been a central issue.

A record number of women have filed to run for Congress in the first midterm election since President Donald Trump's 2016 victory, with some saying they are motivated by criticisms of his treatment of women and by the ongoing #MeToo movement that has targeted sexual misconduct. She breezed through the primary and will face off against Kevin de Leon, a favorite of liberal activists, who finished a distant second.

Partially because of this unique system, outside spenders flooded the state with money in an attempt to manipulate the primary.

She easily won her 2016 primary. In another, Issa's district, Republican Diane Harkey was leading in early returns, as two Democrats vied for the second slot.

Republicans now hold a 241-194 advantage over Democrats in the House and very slim 51-47 lead in the Senate, with two independents caucusing with Democrats. The second spot remained up for grabs. The Republican who thought - we thought might squeak through isn't even - it doesn't look like at this point anywhere near them.

Party members had been anxious they might get shut out of key House races.

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