NJ Sen. Menendez projected to win Democratic primary after surviving ethics scandal


Lujan Grisham leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his immigration policies. Democrat Tony Mendoza, who resigned from the state Senate amid allegations that he sexually harassed his staffers, is running for his old seat. Her campaign received endorsements from an array of labor unions, progressive advocacy groups and several tribal governments. In fact he's running twice-both to serve as his own temporary replacement until November and to serve out the next full term.

Heading into Tuesday, races for seats in the U.S. House, state land commissioner and the state's Public Regulation Commission are hot.

"New Jerseyans agree it's time for a fresh voice in the U.S. Senate, and I am confident they will choose Bob Hugin this November".

Republican Rep. Steve King was the only incumbent who was challenged in the primary.

Millions of dollars are being spent in the Senate race to elect a Republican challenger to Sen.

New Jersey's 11th District is also one of the seats Inside Elections already predicts could flip in November.

Business executive Bob Hugin is expected to win the Republican senate primary, CNBC reported. A jury couldn't reach a verdict on the charges past year, and federal prosecutors decided not to retry the case. Hugin appeared alongside President Trump at the White House past year but has distanced himself from him since.

Los Angeles County officials said the names of more than 118,000 voters were omitted from voter lists because of a printing error, but residents could still cast provisional ballots that will be counted once their registration is confirmed.

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Maryland's State Board of Elections said its voter system was offline for a "brief period" on Tuesday - the last day Maryland voters can register for the upcoming primary. But Democrats, who had panicked that the recall vote would hurt their campaign to get a Democrat through the primary in the overlapping 39th Congressional District, were less anxious as the votes rolled in; Gil Cisneros, the candidate backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, had strengthened his second-place position as votes were counted across Orange County. This election, poll workers will ask for a valid I.D. But voters can still cast a ballot even if they can't produce one.

In the Central Valley's District 10 and Southern California's District 48, a Democratic lock-out appeared to be a real possibility late Tuesday night.

LeeEsther Turner, 50, a registered Democrat, said she voted for John Chiang, a Democrat and current state treasurer.

On the other side, Democratic strategists expect to see new evidence of an anti-Trump backlash, particularly in suburban districts across New Jersey and California, where many voters have soured on the Republican president.

Iowa's First Congressional District in U.S. House of Representatives: Democrats Finkenauer, Thomas Heckroth, George Ramsey III and Courtney Rowe compete to face Republican U.S. Rep. Rod Blum in the general election.

In New Jersey, Sen. Joseph Cervantes and former media executive Jeff Apodaca, the son of a former governor. While Republican Diane Harkey held a lead with 25 percent of the total vote, she was trailed by a trio of Democrats who had support in the teens - Mike Levin, Sara Jacobs and Doug Applegate - before the next-closest Republican, who was in the high single digits.

A crowded - very crowded - field is vying to replace Democrat Jerry Brown, who is wrapping up his second eight-year stint as California's governor.

Bob Hugin defeated Brian Goldberg on Tuesday. Republicans hope to use the fallout to tar other Democrats in the state, including those fighting to defeat vulnerable GOP incumbents in suburban districts.