CNN projects Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom advances to the November election in California’s governor’s race
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee got a series of positive results tonight when all four of their top candidates in districts they hoped to flip from Republican to Democrat in November made it to the general election.
Jeff Van Drew in New Jersey’s second district, Andy Kim in the state’s third district, Tom Malinowski in New Jersey’s seventh district and Mikie Sherrill in the state’s 11th district all moved through to the general election, the committee said.
“The DCCC’s slate of impressive candidates decisively won their primaries and are in excellent positions to win this fall,” DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske said Tuesday.
That’s the good news for the DCCC.
But the biggest question for the committee tonight looms nearly 3,000 miles to the West in California, where the DCCC spent millions in attempt to ensure at least one Democrat moves through to the general election. Because of California’s “jungle primary,” where the two-top finishes, regardless of party, move onto the general election, Democrats fear that too many from their party are running for Congress and risk splitting the vote.
Whether the DCCC has a truly good night will likely be decided in the days to come when the California results become clear.