Primary results 2022: California, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota and more

Primary results 2022: California, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota and more

Voting has finished in all seven states that held primaries on Tuesday, as California polls closed at 11 p.m. ET. Some high-profile incumbents, including the South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Republican Sens. John Thune, Chuck Grassley have defeated their primary challengers. Their general election opponents have been determined for November.

In San Francisco, progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin was recalled amid worries over crime in the city.

In many of the races in California, the top two vote getters advance to the November election, regardless of party affiliation, meaning some match-ups could result in two Democrats facing off or two Republicans.

CBS News projected that Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso will face each other in a runoff in November in the Los Angeles mayor’s race. Eric Garcetti, the current mayor, is currently on a term-limitation.

One of the California Republicans facing a primary challenge is Rep. David Valadao, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Two Republicans are challenging Valadao, ex-city councilman Chris Mathys, and Adam Medeiros, an Education Board Trustee, but Trump has not endorsed them.

CBS News projected Democratic state Assemblyman Rudy Salas will advance to the general election in California’s 22nd Congressional District. Democrats are hoping to flip back a seat that was held by a Democrat until 2020.

Democratic Reps. Katie Porter, Josh Harder and Mike Levin are on the target list for national Republicans and are waiting to see who their challenger this November will be. According to Dave’s Redistricting app data, Levin is likely to face the most difficult race. His district leans Democratic by just two points.

Several States Hold Primary Elections Across The Country
Poll workers wait for voters in a polling station at San Francisco fire station 16 on June 07, 2022 in San Francisco. California. California’s primary election is underway. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

CBS News projected Gov. Gavin Newsom will be advancing to the general election. Senator Alex Padilla was appointed to complete Vice President Kamala’s term. He also advanced to the general elections in both the regular election and the special election for U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile in South Dakota, Republican Gov. After facing a primary challenge by the right, Kristi Noem won the Republican nomination to governor. Noem, one the rising stars of the Republican party and a possible presidential contender, focused her victory speech upon President Joe Biden. She will face Democrat Jamie Smith in November, who ran unopposed on Tuesday.

Incumbent Sen. John Thune, who is seeking his fourth term, also defeated his primary challengers.

In Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is 88, has served in the Senate since 1981, survived his primary challenge from Iowa state Senator Jim Carlin.

Grassley will face Michael Franken, who defeated former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer. She was elected to Congress in 2018, but lost her bid for reelection in 2020. Finkenauer had to fight to get on the ballot after a judge initially ruled that she did not have enough signatures to qualify for the primary ballot. The Iowa Supreme Court reversed that decision several days later.

Franken helped close the gap with Finkenauer, who entered the race as the perceived frontrunner, by outspending her on advertising. He often referred to his military service as a way to appeal to moderate Republicans and independents.

“We’re going to work very hard. Leadership, which is often underestimated and overlooked, is the central premise of this campaign. Franken spoke at Tuesday’s victory party, saying that this will propel us. “It’s time for us to lead our nation towards a better tomorrow. “

Republicans have set their sights on Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Mark Ronchetti, a television meteorologist, won the Republican primary over several other challengers to face Lujan Grisham next November. Lujan Grisham was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

As the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol prepares for public hearings this month, Democratic select committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson won his primary, according to the Associated Press.

Primaries were also held in New Jersey. Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, whose district was redrawn to be more Republican-friendly and won in 2020 by just 1 point, won his primary. Tom Kean Jr. won the Republican primary in New Jersey’s 7th District and will face Malinowski, the same matchup as 2020.

In New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, Trump-endorsed Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who switched parties in 2019 to vote against Trump’s impeachment, won his primary. Robert Menendez Jr. won the Democratic primary in the 8th District.

L.A. mayoral race heading to runoff, CBS News projects

Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso will face each other in a runoff in November in the race for Los Angeles mayor, CBS News projects.

U.S. Senate California full term primary results: CBS News projects Alex Padilla and Mark Meuser advance to the general election *

CBS News projects Sen. Alex Padilla (D) and Mark P. Meuser (R) will advance to the general election.

*top two vote getters will advance

U.S. Senate special California primary results: CBS News projects Alex Padilla and Mark Meuser advance to the general election *

CBS News projects Sen. Alex Padilla (D) and Mark Meuser (R) will advance to the general election.

*top two vote getters will advance to the general election

California Governor primary results: CBS News projects Gov. Gavin Newsom and Brian Dahle advance to the general election for California governor

CBS News projects Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and Brian Dahle, (R) will be moving to the general election for California governor.

California 22nd Congressional District primary results: CBS News projects Rudy Salas advances to the general election*

U.S. Rep. David Valadao (R), Rudy Salas (D), Chris Mathys (R), Adam Medeiros (R) are on the ballot.

*top two vote getters will advance

California 27th Congressional district primary results: CBS News projects Christy Smith and Mike Garcia will advance to the general election

CBS News projects Christy Smith (D) and Mike Garcia (R) will advance to the general election.

Chesa Boudin recall passes: AP

San Francisco votes to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

U.S. Senate Iowa Republican primary results: Chuck Grassley wins

Sen. Chuck Grassley has won the Republican primary for Iowa Senate.

U.S. Senate Iowa Democratic primary results: Michael Franken wins Democratic nomination wins

Michael Franken wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Iowa.

U.S. Senate South Dakota Republican primary results: Sen. John Thune wins

Sen. John Thune won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in South Dakota.

South Dakota Governor Republican primary results: Gov. Kristi Noem wins

Gov. Kristi Noem wins the Republican primary for South Dakota governor.

New Mexico Governor Republican primary results: Mark Ronchetti wins

Mark Ronchetti wins the Republican primary in New Mexico.

New Jersey 7th District Democratic primary results: Tom Malinowski wins

Rep. Tom Malinowski won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s 7th District.

New Jersey 7th District Republican primary: Tom Kean wins

Tom Kean Jr. wins the Republican primary in New Jersey’s 7th District.

Mississippi 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary results: Rep. Bennie Thompson wins

Rep. Bennie Thompson won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District.

Los Angeles mayoral primary

Karen Bass, Rick Caruso, Kevin de Leon, Craig E. Greiwe, Alex Gruenenfelder, John Jackson, Andrew Kim, Ramit Varma, Gina Viola and Mel Wilson are on the ballot.

A candidate’s position on gun control laws matters, but for Democrats more than Republicans – CBS News poll

Republican and Democratic voters tend to be on opposite sides of the debate on the issue of guns in America, but the issue seems to weigh more heavily on Democrats when it comes to voting. Although Democrats are more enthusiastic about gun control than Republicans, Republicans are less likely to say that a candidate’s position on the issue will affect their vote.

For instance, a large majority of Republicans oppose a law restricting the AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, and most Republican voters would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supported such restrictions. Still, the percentage who say so is just over half, compared to three in four Democrats who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported restricting the AR-15. For three in 10 Republican voters, the issue would make no difference. This is true of just 12% of Democratic voters.

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