California the Key on a Big Night of Primary Elections

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Elizabeth Fox, 36, said there was a line of voters waiting outside Bethany Church on North Maple Avenue at 6:45 a.m., but when the doors opened at 7 a.m. there were no ballots for voters in Precinct 200.

Results are rolling in after polls closed across California at 8 Tuesday's primary election.

Today is one of the most important primary days of the year.

In New Jersey, Sen.

The top two finishers in Tuesday's election will square off in November, regardless of which party they are from. Several congressional races look like they could be close this year, including 10 in California and five in New Jersey.

Trump in a series of Tuesday tweets backed Republican candidates. Democratic leaders are anxious the large Democratic fields will spread out their party's votes, allowing two Republicans to advance in some of these races and taking away what should be competitive fall campaigns. This race will make Montana a closely watched state in the fall.

SENATE: Democrat Jon Tester is up for re-election.

Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach is opposed to the gas tax and the state's sanctuary laws and says he wants to work to lower taxes.

Hugin, a former Marine and Princeton University graduate, has promised to serve as an independent voice for Democrat-leaning New Jersey, where Trump is unpopular among many voters.

In a statement, Cisneros said, "I believe every vote must be counted".

Edgar Mito, a 77-year-old retired truck loader in Los Angeles who is a registered Democrat, voted for state Treasurer John Chiang for governor and for U.S. Sen.

Democrats are hoping to target seven congressional seats now held by California Republicans in November. On the Republican ballot, Gov. Kim Reynolds is seeking to complete her first full term as Governor.

Polls have begun closing in the eastern half of the United States as eight states hold primaries ahead of the November midterm elections.

Hugin's entrance into the race buoyed Republicans, who have been on a downswing in statewide politics since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy won previous year.

"The California suburbs are the center of gravity for voters rejecting Republicans in the era of Trump", said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson. Gavin Newsom got his vote for governor, Lambert said.

Democrats see their path to the House majority running through the two dozen districts that sent a Republican to Congress in 2016, but voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Lincoln County republicans will pick one of three candidates running for Lincoln County Sheriff. Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races.

It may be a while before all of Tuesday's contests are decided, particularly in California.