PRIMARY DAY: Here’s What You Need to Know About Today’s Races

PRIMARY DAY: Here’s What You Need to Know About Today’s Races

He won Tuesday in a five-way contest, defeating Patrick Allocco, Peter De Neufville, Antony Ghee and Martin Hewitt.

Coverage will be anchored by Tom Llamas, Kayna Whitworth and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein from California, with live reports from other primary states.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Jeff Van Drew was projected to win the Democratic primary.

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

In South Dakota, Rep. Kristi Noem is running in the Republican primary for governor against Attorney General Marty Jackley.

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

Yet nightmare scenarios exist for both parties. It puts all candidates together in one big primary regardless of what party they belong to. Between California and New Jersey, Democrats were getting a glimpse of whether their much-discussed momentum and enthusiasm were holding.

Hugin's entrance into the race buoyed Republicans, who've been on a downswing in statewide politics since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy won a year ago.

With the possibility of a Democratic wave on the horizon, the elections will test voter enthusiasm, candidate quality and Trump's influence as each party picks its nominees to face off in November.

Tuesday afternoon, Fox said she had returned to the precinct and voted. If Grisham wins, she'd be the state's second Latino state executive.

Wicker said in a recent fundraising appeal that he wants to help the president "enact his America-first policies".

President Donald Trump is urging Californians to vote Republican in the state's gubernatorial and congressional primaries.


Denham and Harder both hail from Turlock and raised far more money than the others - $2.9 million and $1.5 million, respectively - enabling them to buy costly television ads.

Democrat Gavin Newsom has secured the first of two slots in the November election to replace Jerry Brown as California's governor.

But Democrats also had plenty to lose, even in a state as deep blue as California.

The contested primary races include two in Dubuque County. Longtime Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo chose to retire after 24 years in Congress, leaving the district up for grabs.

The race in the 39th Congressional District was expected to be very close, in terms of determining whether Democrats would be boxed out of competing in November.

Polls have opened in New Jersey, where Democratic and Republican voters will decide Senate and U.S. House races.

Trump tweeted: "Keep our country out of the hands of High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi". "It's the kind of shake-up that could launch new political careers, or interrupt others", the Journal wrote.

California's outcomes probably won't be decided Tuesday because the state allows mail-in ballots to be postmarked through primary day. Menendez will face Republican Bob Hugin, a pharmaceutical executive, in the fall. He has made economic equality a focus of his campaign through the creation of prosperity zones similar to enterprise zones that gave tax incentives to businesses creating jobs in designated areas.

New Jersey Democratic voters were projected to nominate Sen. The GOP went after Newman because he was seen as the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate and his removal could be key to the GOP's effort at breaking Democrats' two-thirds legislative majority.

Democrats have aimed their most aggressive attacks at Rosendale, seizing on his background in Maryland and questions about his experience as a rancher. She held a strong lead over fellow Republican Bruce Whitaker, who was in second. In Iowa's 3rd Congressional District, several Democrats are facing off to challenge Republican Rep. David Young in the fall.

Roby was the first member of Congress to withdraw her endorsement of the Republican president in 2016 after he was caught on video bragging about grabbing women's genitals.

Republicans countered that the state should make the improvements with existing revenues, saying waste and misplaced priorities were responsible for inadequate transportation funding. While Democrats need only a net total of two seats to take command of the Senate, Democratic senators must defend a bevy of seats in rural states such as Indiana, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia that supported Trump two years ago.

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