Roundtable: Election 2018 Major Races
Friday, June 1, 2018
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Race For Governor
The real battle in the California gubernatorial primary is for second place. Businessman and Rancho Santa Fe resident John Cox drew more praise from President Donald Trump this week. Also in the mix are Republican State Assemblyman Travis Allen and Democratic former mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. Whoever emerges next week will likely challenge Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in the general election.
House Of Representatives: 49th District
If Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives, they will need to flip districts like the 49th. Several strong candidates are in the race and none has emerged as a true frontrunner, opening the door for a smaller Republican field to claim the top two spots. If that happens, a congressional seat viewed as one of the most vulnerable in the nation will be held by the GOP.
House Of Representatives: 50th District
Representative Duncan Hunter is running for re-election. This time around, he’s also facing a federal investigation into the alleged personal use of campaign funds. Despite the controversy, recent polling shows Hunter far ahead of his primary challengers including El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and former staffer to President Barack Obama, Ammar Campa-Najjar. Many voters in the district say they are still undecided in this race.
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