Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Republicans recall state senator over gas tax vote

Republicans recall state senator over gas tax vote

In both races, Republicans hope one of their candidates advances to the general election.

Other delays may occur as officials verify ballots from voters who are allowed to register on election day and cast a provisional ballot.

Gubernatorial candidate and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gives a statement at an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Democrats and Republicans from Montana to Alabama and MS to New Jersey will pick their nominees up and down the ballot to face off this November for the inaugural midterm elections of Donald Trump's presidency.

LeeEsther Turner, 50, a registered Democrat, said she voted for John Chiang, a Democrat and current state treasurer.

Perhaps the most competitive and high-profile race is the race for Governor of Iowa.

Democratic New Jersey state Sen. "And female candidates for congressional offices are facing uphill battles". It puts all candidates together in one big primary regardless of what party they belong to.

President Trump tweeted his support of California Republicans House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as well as Devin Nunes.

In statewide contests, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and businessman John Cox (R) advanced to the general election for governor, all but guaranteeing Newsom will be California's next governor in the heavily Democratic state.

But Republicans have their own top-two primary nightmare scenario: the humiliating prospect of having no GOP candidates at the top of the ticket - the governor's race or the U.S. Senate race - in November. "When you combine the Democratic energy with the suburban independent voters who want nothing to do with a Trump Republican, you create a toxic combination for a Republican member of Congress trying to get re-elected". The jury deadlocked, but Republicans hope to use Menendez's legal troubles to tar other Democrats like Sherrill across the state.

Two Republican incumbents are retiring from Congress. Take a closer look at some of the races: NJ's Second Congressional DistrictWhat Makes up the District? Between California and New Jersey, Democrats were getting a glimpse of whether their much-discussed momentum and enthusiasm were holding.

In TV ads, Bright has accused Roby of turning her back on the president.

The key battlegrounds are seven districts, mostly in Southern California, where Hillary Clinton defeated then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, making the districts targets this year.

Trump tweeted: "Keep our country out of the hands of High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi". Will it make a difference?

Francine Karuntzos, a 57-year-old retiree from Huntington Beach, Calif., said she has deep concerns about the Republican president - particularly his recent declaration that he could pardon himself.

"I think we got a lot of challenges here and the Democrats have only made it worse", Cox said. On the Republican ballot, Gov. Kim Reynolds is seeking to complete her first full term as Governor.

Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

Democrat Tony Mendoza resigned from the seat in February as the Senate was about to vote on whether to expel him after an investigation found he likely engaged in "sexually suggestive" behavior toward six women.

Business executive Bob Hugin is expected to win the Republican senate primary, CNBC reported.

The other major candidates are Chiang and former education Superintendent Delaine Eastin, both Democrats, and Allen, a Republican.

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