The year’s biggest day of primary elections – with voters in eight states casting ballots in hundreds of congressional, state and local contests – closed Tuesday with two well-known Democrats prevailing in marquee California races while the outcomes of other key contests in the state could stay unresolved for days.
Dianne Feinstein, at 84 making another bid for the Senate seat she has held since 1992, was projected the winner. Gavin Newsom, the state’s lieutenant governor, was projected the winner of the race to succeed the term-limited Gov. Jerry Brown, D, and led Republican John Cox in early returns.
In California, where President Donald Trump is deeply unpopular, Democratic Party officials are targeting at least a half-dozen seats in the state now held by Republicans, which could put them well on the way to flipping the 23 House seats they need to claim the majority.
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