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Why California could be the key to the balance of power in Congress
To explain to a Senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram links ‘Fox News @ Night’, the Golden State’s importance in the November mid-term elections.
Democrats seem to have avoided a ” worst-case scenario, in the Tuesday primaries, California – the opportunity, first shut-out of the General elections, in the most important congressional race, but the results of the remaining potential problems for the party, as it is to flip the house in November.
Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” in November, resting in large part to their performance in California’s house races. In the primary school-results from the major races Tuesday night, Republicans led the pack by a large margin.
“I believe that Nancy Pelosi exaggerate their hand, because they said that in order to flip a house, you need to do it through California, and I think that you are going to find out that this will not happen,” GOP Rep. Mimi Walters told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner before the polls closed on Tuesday.
Walters, one of several California Republicans targeted leads from the Democrats, the brand is by Tuesday, the elementary school with 53 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning, the field by more than 30 points.
“The Republicans are, get the job done,” House majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom, said,” on Wednesday, the strong finish of other GOP Rep. David Valadao advertises. The California Congressman was the first to. in the primary, with 64 percent of the vote, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won in his district in 2016
And in the 48 district, GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sat comfortably at the top with about 30 per cent, leads the field by double digits, although you will be attacked by opponents for its relations with Russia.
Democrats’ enthusiasm for an array of Golden State race fears was that they could be victims of the state’s “jungle primary system, which advances the two runners-up to November regardless of party A glut of Democratic candidates expressed concerns, they could split the vote in some races, locking them out of the General election.
While the votes are still being counted, such prophecies of doom, apparently, is not.
Democrats largely a point is on the ballot in November, and still have time to close the gap against her Republican rival. GOP leads could also be narrower than the democratic vote is consolidating behind one candidate.
Democrat Harley Rouda, who is, so far, held touted the advantage for the second challenge Rohrabacher, that the district, results showed that “70% of voters in #CA48 discarded the failed hateful policy of @RepRohrabacher.”
Today, 70% of voters in #CA48 discarded the failed hateful policy of @RepRohrabacher. We are ready for a new day in Orange County. Let’s join together #Flipthe48th
— Harley Rouda (@HarleyRouda) 6. June 2018
But Tuesday’s primary results suggest, to climb in several races-such as the fight for Walter’s seat-Democrats have a high hill.
“So much for the big Blue Wave, it’s a great Red wave. Work hard!” President Trump tweeted Wednesday, touting Republican John Cox’s primary second place in the state Governor elections-although Cox, the dark remains horse candidate against Democrat Gavin Newsom in the race.
Great night for Republicans! Congratulations to John Cox on a really large number in California. That he can win. Also Fake news CNN said the trump effect was really big, much bigger than you ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it’s a great Red wave. Work hard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 6. June 2018
Meanwhile, the 49th District in California, where the GOP rep. Darrell Issa, who is retiring, Republican Diane Harkey advanced with 25 percent of the vote as of Wednesday morning. She was one of the leading providers of about 8 points.
The race in the 39th District, where GOP Rep. Ed Royce, who is retiring, is even closer. Republican Young Kim was in front of around 22 per cent of the votes, the Democrat Gil Cisneros nipping at your heels, the less than 3 points behind.
Another wrinkle in the Democrats ” push-to-the-house came in blue, state of New York, where the democratic Republic of the Sean Patrick Maloney told local media that he would run to replace disgraced ex-state attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The New York Times, which reported the move first, Maloney noted that the decision could have national impact, because the district was carried increased from trump in 2016 — what is the possibility that the Democrats could lose the seat, if Maloney wins the primary and it will open.
“I’m very hard to maintain this seat in the blue column,” Maloney told the newspaper.
The National Republican Congressional Committee seized on the development, calling the seat a “top pick-up opportunity” for the GOP.
To date, the majority of these opportunities have favored the other party. Democrats have seen their fortunes improve thanks to a string of Republican retirements and the expectation that you won a flip GOP seats in districts in Clinton.
Democrats need to pick up the 23 GOP-held seats, to the house in November. Of California’s 53 house, Republicans hold 14 — and seven GOP-held seats in districts Clinton secured, in the year 2016. Consequently, the race in the state, drew the focus of the national leader.
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Democrats, though, have spent more than $7 million to try to repair the damage inflicted by the democratic power struggles in the race, while trump sent a series of tweets, offered his support for the candidate and the warning against a situation in the house, Democratic leader Pelosi, D-Calif., will speaker.
“Keep our country out of the hands of High taxes, High crime, Nancy Pelosi,” he tweeted.
Get the vote in California today, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and all of the major GOP candidates for Congress. Keep our country out of the hands of High taxes, High crime, Nancy Pelosi.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 5. June 2018
He has also offered his support for the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Cox, who would go on the ballot for the November-where he and Newsom.
Fox News, Gregg Re, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.