Hotly Contested Congressional Races In Southern California

Officials with the Iowa Secretary of State Office say text messages directing voters to incorrect polling locations appear to have been a campaign's mistake.

New Mexico election officials are reporting robust turnout in early voting and through absentee ballots ahead of the state's primary election.

The bulk of the votes should be in by about 11 p.m., the registrar's office said, but even after all the ballots from Election Day are counted, the large amount of mail ballots means only about 55 to 60 percent of the vote will be counted Tuesday night.

Coverage will be anchored by Tom Llamas, Kayna Whitworth and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein from California, with live reports from other primary states.

Because of California's unusual primary system, Trump's party faces the embarrassing prospect of not qualifying any candidate for the governor's race or the U.S. Senate.

Newsom announced his candidacy in February 2015 - more than three years before the primary - and has dominated the race in both the polls and fundraising ever since.

In first place to take the seat should Newman be recalled was Republican former Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, whom Newman upset to win the seat in 2016. And in both of the state's fiscal offices, two Democratic women-treasurer hopeful, Fiona Ma, and incumbent controller, Betty Ye-are the candidates to beat. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances.

"Get the vote out in California today for Rep. Kevin McCarthy and all of the great GOP candidates for Congress", the president tweeted. Dianne Feinstein's seat, a slew of competitive House of Representatives races could reshape which party controls Congress as Democrats aim to tip the balance of scales.

Hugin, a former Marine and Princeton University graduate, could face headwinds in Democrat-leaning New Jersey, where Trump is unpopular. But Menendez held on, to the delight of Republicans who want to use his troubles to tar every Democrat in the state.

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Royce's district includes the southeast corner of Los Angeles County, as well as portions of Orange County and the southwest corner of San Bernardino County.

Menendez has been in New Jersey politics for more than three decades: He served as a mayor and member of the state legislature before joining the House in 1993 and the Senate in 2007. Democrats: Sen. Bob Menendez (incumbent), community news web site publisher Lisa McCormick Republicans: Pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, construction company executive Brian Goldberg, and attorney Dana Wefer Why is this Race so Important? "He will make a BIG difference!"

On the other hand, Democrats could be shut out in a handful of House races, which would be a massive blow to the party's fight to claim the House majority this fall.

Five candidates are looking to replace Chiang as treasurer, including Democrat Vivek Viswanathan, who embarked on a 600-plus-mile campaign run - literally - across the state.

Francine Karuntzos, a 57-year-old retiree from Huntington Beach, Calif., said she has deep concerns about the Republican president - particularly his recent declaration that he could pardon himself.

Democrats aim to flip 10 of the 14 Republican-held congressional seats this fall, including seven districts that voted for Clinton in 2016.

"While disgraced Senator Bob Menendez was accepting bribes in Washington, Bob Hugin was creating jobs for New Jerseyans", National Republican Senate Committee Executive Director Chris Hansen said in a statement.

In Montana, Republicans will pick a candidate to take on Democratic Sen.

Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

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