Trump's "war on California."
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D) made President Donald Trump the issue in the governor's race, once he learned that he would be facing Republican John Cox in November.
"Voters are going to have a real choice this November between a governor who is going to stand up to Donald Trump and a foot soldier in Trump's war on California," Newsom said in his victory speech.
Calling it a night.
Not all the races have been called, and results will keep trickling in into the morning. John Cox's second-place finish in the California governor race may be the most significant development of the night, as it helps boost Republican turnout in November. Rep. Martha Roby's runoff is also particularly interesting — her runoff will be a replay of the 2010 general election.
Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa is not likely to keep the polls open until Friday. Republicans could have the first woman governor in South Dakota. Democrats might get the first Native American Congresswoman in New Mexico.
Republicans may get locked out of the California Senate and lieutenant governor races.
I have been updating this article with results, and will finish that up tomorrow morning. Godspeed!
Devin Nunes' challenger.
Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz will face Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. The district is heavily Republican, but Janz was the California Democratic Party's choice. He might present the strongest challenge to Nunes, but it will still be a hard race for him to win.
First Native American Congresswoman?
Democrat Deb Haaland won the primary for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. If she defeats Republican Janice Arnold-Jones (who ran unopposed), she will be the first Native American woman in Congress.
The former Democratic state party leader, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, is seeking to replace Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is leaving her post representing the solidly Democratic district to run for governor. Haaland outlasted a strong field that included former US Attorney Damon Martinez and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, an activist and former law professor.
"Tonight, New Mexico made history," Haaland said in a speech Tuesday, calling hers a "victory for working people, a victory for women and a victory for everyone who has been sidelined by the billionaire class."
She included a message for the White House.
"Donald Trump and the billionaire class," she said, "should consider this victory a warning shot: the blue wave is coming."
There are 23 tribes in New Mexico, according to the state's Indian Affairs Department, and Native Americans make up a little more than 10% of the total population.
Naturally, it is a bit far to suggest "the blue wave is coming."
State auditor to face John Tester.
State auditor Matt Rosendale won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Montana, and will face Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.). As a Democrat in a red state, Tester faces a difficult challenge in November.