Wednesday, June 8, 2016

12 GOP candidates get their butts kicked in California U.S. Senate open primary

Source:  AP (94% of vote tallied)

Two Democrats will face off for U.S. Senate in November.  (Los Angeles Times, 6/8/2016)
State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. By the end of the night, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by more than 800,000 votes, a margin of 23 percentage points. Under California’s relatively new top-two primary rules, the two Democratic women will square off on Nov. 8 – a contest that pits Harris’ strength as the party favorite against Sanchez’s potential appeal to Republicans, unaffiliated voters and Latinos.

Do Republicans Really Have a Shot at Boxer's Senate Seat in 2016?  (Newsmax, 1/8/2015)
California:  Where GOP dreams go to die.  But despite the fact that the GOP has not held a California statewide office in a decade and last won a U.S. Senate race in 1988, California Republican leaders insisted to Newsmax that their state’s "jungle primary" and the expected crowd of Democrats in the race next year could make their dream of a Senate seat come true. [emphasis added]

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