Offbeat The Latest: Polls begin closing as 8 states hold primaries
Women candidates on track to make history
This wave of women could have a big impact on what the House potentially looks like. In 51 of the 66 districts where there is at least one female nominee, the House seat is currently held by a man. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC That tidal wave may be unlikely, however. According to the House ratings at the Cook Political report only 15 of those 51 districts is currently seen as "competitive." The others have less of a chance of the seat flipping parties.
WASHINGTON — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local):
Former N.Korea spy chief heads to Washington for talks with U.S. officials -Yonhap
Former North Korea spy chief and senior official Kim Yong Chol is headed to Washington after stopping over in Beijing, presumably for talks with U.S. officials regarding a possible summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Tuesday. Kim Yong Chol has been closely involved with talks with South Korea as well and his visit to the United States would further indicate preparations for the historic summit are moving ahead.
Polls have begun closing in the eastern half of the United States as eight states hold primaries ahead of the November midterm elections.
Races were called at closing time Tuesday for candidates running unopposed in New Jersey, Alabama and Mississippi, and they advanced to the general election.
With primary elections across California and seven other states on Tuesday, the political battlefield will soon be set for the first midterm elections of Donald Trump's presidency.
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.
President Donald Trump is urging Californians to vote Republican in the state's gubernatorial and congressional primaries.
Analysis: California’s open primaries are a cautionary tale about political reform
The system hasn’t live up to proponents’ promises, but its unintended consequences are roiling Tuesday’s contestsFormer Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chats with constituents May 11 in San Francisco. The primary for the California gubernatorial race is especially intense for Republican John Cox and Villaraigosa, whom polls show to be in a tough fight for a slot on the general election ballot.
Trump tweeted Tuesday: "In High Tax, High Crime California, be sure to get out and vote for Republican John Cox for Governor. He will make a BIG difference!"
The president also plugged California's GOP congressional candidates, specifically naming Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 House leader, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.
Trump tweeted: "Keep our country out of the hands of High Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi."
Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, hopes to reclaim the speaker's gavel if her party regains control of the chamber in November.
Trump also encouraged voters in Mississippi to "get out and vote" for Sen. Roger Wicker. In a tweet, Trump said Wicker "has done everything necessary to Make America Great Again!"
For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.
Every June 5 primary you need to know about, including voting times, briefly explained
There are primaries in eight states on Tuesday. Here’s what to watch for, and what time voting ends.Democrats are eyeing states such as California and New Jersey as major opportunities for taking back the House of Representatives, and a pair of new governors — Kay Ivey of Alabama and Kim Reynolds of Iowa — are engaged in their first races to hold on to their spots. Meanwhile, states like South Dakota and New Mexico are picking new governors as their current ones run up against term limits. And voters in Montana will scrutinize the slate of Republican candidates vying to face off against Sen. Jon Tester this fall. It’s sort of like Super Tuesday, but for 2018.
No state will be more consequential to the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. Before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances. Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races.
California tops a list of eight states holding primary contests on Tuesday.
With the possibility of a Democratic wave on the horizon, the elections from Montana to Alabama to New Jersey will test voter enthusiasm, candidate quality and President Donald Trump's influence as the 2018 political battlefield begins to settle.
'It's Trump's party now' and Republicans could pay in November .
<p>U.S. Representative Mark Sanford is the latest Republican to learn a tough lesson - challenging President Donald Trump can be political suicide.</p>The South Carolina Republican congressman's upset loss on Tuesday to a primary opponent who questioned his commitment to Trump, along with a recent setback for Trump critic Martha Roby in Alabama and the Senate nomination of a controversial anti-establishment Trump supporter in Virginia, reinforced the degree to which loyalty to Trump has become a party litmus test.
Polls Closing Shortly On Primary Election Day In Texas
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