In both California and New Jersey – states with major U.S. house races that could determine Congress control – initial measurements suggest a lower turnout, reflecting voters’ bitter sentiments about gas prices, rising crime and an uncertain economy.
Two top local races in California’s most democratic cities – the race to replace Los Angeles Mayor Eric Corsetti indefinitely and the attempt to recall progressive San Francisco District Attorney Sessa Bowd – have proven how far the pendulum can swing. In the 2020 cycle, criminal justice was a central issue for Democrats after the police assassination of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
In San Francisco, Bowden’s progressive policies as a national criminal justice reform lawyer have become the center of controversy as residents have noticed an increase in thefts and car thefts – sparking calls to evict him.
GOP Representative. Young Kim faces strong competition from his right-hand side from another Trump-loyal Marine, Greg Roths, in the newly drawn 40th District of Orange County.
Democrats, on the other hand, are GOP representatives. Mike Garcia’s ties with Trump are expected to be used against him in the 27th District of California. (Garcia voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona and Pennsylvania.) Two Democrats, former state legislator Christy Smith and former naval intelligence officer Quay Quarte, are playing for the chance to get him in November.
There are also several high-profile congressional races in New Jersey. In the state’s 7th district, Republican Tom Keane Jr., the son of former state Senate minority leader and former New Jersey governor Tom Keane, is leading his primary race. CNN predicts that Democrat Tom Malinowski will win the Democratic primary in that district, a battlefield that has by definition become a Republican.
Sen., New Jersey, 8th District, North New Jersey. Bob Menendez’s son, Democrat Rob Menendez Jr., will succeed in the Democratic primary, CNN, as he replaces retired Democrat Albio Cyrus.
In Iowa, two years after former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenawer lost her Republican nominee Ashley Hinson in her re-election campaign, she has been at the forefront of fundraising in the Democratic Party to face senior Republican Senator Chuck Crosley. He faces retired Navy Adm Mike Franken and Minton City Council member Glenn Hurst in the Democratic Senate primary. After a lower court in Iowa questioned some of the signatures on his nomination, Finkenawar was in danger of failing to vote, but eventually the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that his name might appear.
In one of the most competitive races in the 3rd district in Hawkeye State, Cindy Oxney, the current Democrat’s representative on the congressional delegation, hopes to grab her place in the district where Trump could have won by less than half a point. . State Sen. among his potential GOP challengers in the Des Moines-Area district. Zack Nunn, an Air Force veteran and financial planner Nicole Hasso.
The other two competing house races are set in Iowa. GOP Representative Marianette Miller-Meeks faces Democrat Representative Christina Bohannan in the new 1st District. In the 2nd District, Hinson Democrat State Sen. Liz confronts Mathis, who is also a former local television news anchor.
This story has been updated with additional improvements.
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