Thursday, 15 November, 2018

What would Governor Gavin Newsom mean for California's green leadership?

What would Governor Gavin Newsom mean for California's green leadership? What would Governor Gavin Newsom mean for California's green leadership?
Patty Aguilar | 08 June, 2018, 09:49

The expensive primary clashes in California drained the campaign accounts of Democratic challengers, and Republicans think they can capitalize on weak candidates in some districts.

Republican John Cox stands little chance of becoming California's next governor, but he will square off against Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Nov. 6. "Republicans feel that way in California about a liberal state that's getting crazier and more liberal".

They have outperformed men in U.S. House of Representatives races so far, driven nearly entirely by Democrats, according to data compiled by Kelly Dittmar, a professor with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. That's true in California, but also in many other states that have held primary elections this year.

Republican leaders backed two-time Assembly candidate Rita Topalian, while Democratic leaders favored Montebello Mayor Vanessa Delgado as voters selected the top two candidates for an August 7 special runoff election to fill the vacancy, and for the November general election. That allows the possibility of two candidates qualifying from the same party - and neither from the other.

Their goal is to pick up 10 U.S. House seats in the Golden State while adding 13 other new seats nationwide to take over as the majority party.

Her opponent will be Democrat Walt Maddox, the longtime mayor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who won his party's primary with 55 percent of the vote. Baugh's campaign threatened to draw enough disaffected Republicans to keep any Democrat from appearing on the ballot in November.

In Alabama, four-term Republican Representative Martha Roby was forced into a runoff election next month after failing to win 50 percent of her party's vote.

National Republicans are sticking with their California strategy of painting Democrats as out-of-touch and tying them to unpopular House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

In 2016 Roby was the first Republican member of Congress to withdraw her endorsement of Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee after he was caught on video bragging about grabbing women's genitals. If Grisham wins, she'll be the second Latina to become the state's executive, after Martinez.

In South Dakota, another rural midwest state neighboring Montana, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will compete with local politician Billie Sutton to become the next state governor.

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.

Furthermore, if Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" in California fall short in November, Pelosi might not be the only victim of a post-election blame game.

John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor, recieved the backing of Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race in November.

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Still, Tuesday's primary offered a rare jolt of encouragement for a party more accustomed to seeing its candidates vanquished. While Denham got 37.7 percent and Harder got 15.7 percent of the vote as of Wednesday afternoon, a second Republican, veterinarian and former Turlock councilman Ted Howze, picked up 14.4 percent.

Levin starts out as the favorite because the Democratic candidates scored more votes more than Republicans combined in the district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Even though some races were too close to call, Ryan Costello, a retiring Pennsylvania Republican, came out of the GOP conference this morning saying his party was optimistic at where they stood for the general election.

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker won his primary contest as did New Jersey Sen.

"We're engaged in an epic battle, and it looks like voters will have a real choice this November - between a governor who is going to stand up against Donald Trump and a foot soldier in his war on California", Newsom told supporters.

Trump will not be on the ballot this year.

Democrats, in response to Trump's presidency, have flipped a sizeable 42 state legislative seats since the President took office in January 2017, the latest of which came in Missouri on Tuesday night.

Officials said tabulating final results for the vote may take several days, or even weeks, given that numerous 19.4 million registered voters are casting their ballots by mail.

Harder said the Republicans' repeal-and-replace effort on health care was a major reason he chose to run.

"I'm really, really anxious about our Constitution being ruined by this presidency", Karuntzos said after casting her ballot at a local community center.

They replaced him with former Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, keeping Senate Democrats below a two-thirds supermajority needed to pass tax and fee increases for at least the rest of the year.

Yee says she has promoted tax policies that are equitable for vulnerable populations, including supporting equal taxation for same-sex couples before gay marriage was legalized.

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