California Primary Election Results

At the top of the ballot in California was the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown, a term-limited Democrat. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, placed first on Tuesday to secure a spot in the race. John Cox, a Republican businessman backed by President Trump, captured the other spot. Under California law, the top two primary finishers advance to the general election, regardless of party. Mr. Newsom should coast to victory in November in a state as blue as California.

Senator Dianne Feinstein took the top spot in her re-election bid and is broadly expected to win a sixth term over former State Senator Kevin de León, a fellow Democrat. No Republican candidate made it out of the primary.

Finally, Democrats are targeting seven Republican-held House districts that Hillary Clinton won: Districts 10 and 21 in the Central Valley; District 25 in Los Angeles County; Districts 39, 45 and 48 in Orange County; and District 49 in Orange and San Diego counties. Keep an eye on Districts 39 and 48, where the sheer number of Democratic candidates had party officials scared that two Republicans would advance on the back of a splintered Democratic vote.

Vote totals will change as state officials continue to tabulate results. Read more about the California races here.

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