"Great night for Republicans!"
"So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave", the president tweeted. Now, he is warning that Newsom should be careful what he wished for, openly, during a candidates' debate in San Jose: to face him or Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, rather than another Democrat, in November.
But some believe a hard-fought race for governor might actually be a gift to Democrats. Keep in mind, for instance, that there is now a Democratic senator from Alabama because the state's Republican Party could not figure out how to prevent its voters from backing an accused child molester, Roy Moore. Voters backed it, ready to experiment with anything in a rapidly polarizing state. Neither party immediately appeared to suffer major setbacks.
In the end Feinstein survived and will be on the ballot for the midterm elections in November, results showed.
Lujan Grisham, a congresswoman, is trying to succeed the nation's first Latina Republican governor, Susana Martinez.
Roby, whose criticism of Trump over the "Access Hollywood" tape in 2016 earned her a primary challenge, will face Bobby Bright - a former Democratic congressman who is now running as a Republican - in the head-to-head matchup on July 17.
Going into Tuesday's primaries, the big story to watch was the key House races in Southern California.
Democrats need to flip 24 Republican seats to reclaim the House. With five candidates on the ballot, none of them well-known or thought to be particularly impressive, it seemed quite possible that the Republican vote would be badly split so that none of them would finish in the top two.
In Iowa, labor leader Cathy Glasson couldn't pull off an upset against businessman Fred Hubbell for the Democratic nomination, so Hubbell will take on Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, who had no party opposition. I think most people say, 'If Donald Trump can run for president and win, clearly I can run too, because I have something to offer.' I think people see an opening and an opportunity.
"Deb Haaland's primary win is a historic victory for the climate movement", said May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, in a statement. Because of its primary system, in which the top two vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of party, Democratic operatives were concerned that the party could get shut out in places it needs to compete in this fall.
She would be the first Latina Democratic governor in US history. And in South Dakota, the moderate Republican Dusty Johnson, a former chief of staff to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, won the Republican nomination for the at-large U.S. House seat; he'll probably avoid putting the seat at risk against Democrat Tim Bjorkman, whereas a further-right nominee might have made things more interesting. If she wins in November, she would be the first Korean-American woman in Congress.
Democrats there are targeting two House seats and the governorship, along with other statewide offices and the legislature. Bob Menendez, a Democrat who faced federal bribery charges previous year. Republicans hope to use the fallout to tar other Democrats in the state, including those fighting to defeat vulnerable GOP incumbents in suburban districts. And he's facing a well-funded Republican this fall, former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin, who coasted in the GOP primary. Axne's race is said to lean Republican while Finkenauer's is a toss-up, according to Cook Political Report. In another, Issa's district, Republican Diane Harkey was leading in early returns, as two Democrats vied for the second slot.
Republican Representative Mimi Walters easily advanced to the November election in her Orange County district that has been targeted by Democrats. The second spot remained up for grabs. Nunes is a polarizing figure in national politics given his support for Trump in one of the many investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Cox admits he did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016, and his support for numerous president's policies has been tepid throughout the campaign, but received the president's endorsement via Twitter in May.