The 2018 primary elections liveblog

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a campaign rally in Burbank Calif

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a campaign rally in Burbank Calif

No state will play a more significant role in the fight for control of Congress.

More than 19 million Californians registered for the election, a little more than three quarters of the state's eligible voters, according to the Secretary of State's Office. Several congressional races look like they could be close this year, including 10 in California and five in New Jersey.

Senator Roger Wicker expected a tough primary challenge from Chris McDaniel, a conservative firebrand who nearly unseated Senator Thad Cochran in 2014. That and last year's criminal corruption trial against Menendez, which ended in a mistrial before prosecutors dropped the charges, have fueled Hugin's attacks.

Today is the last day for voters in Maryland to register to vote, change their party affiliation or update their address before the June 26 primary election.

The president also plugged California's GOP congressional candidates, specifically naming Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 House leader, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes.

"In High Tax, High Crime California, be sure to get out and vote for Republican John Cox for Governor".

The president urged voters in a last-minute tweet to not let Democrats shut them out.

Due to their disdain for Trump, numerous Democrats are running for several House seats left vacant by the retirement of Republican lawmakers, with a much smaller number of Republicans seeking to replace them.

Democrats and Republicans from Montana to Alabama and MS to New Jersey will pick their nominees to face off this November for the inaugural midterm elections of Donald Trump's presidency.

After 24 Days Out of Sight, Melania Trump Reappears
But over the past half century, it has become the expectation that people know the basic narrative of the first lady's activities. Colbert said that the White House had recently claimed Melania had undergone surgery for a "benign kidney condition ".

This is the first time in state history that voters not tied to a political party will get to vote in a primary contest.

"At best, this means there will be a lot more provisional ballots in CA-39", the Democrat said.

"I am pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, and I strongly support equal pay for equal work", he said.

He said he voted because, "it's my duty". Iowa now has a Republican governor, and GOP -led state house and senate. "So I saw somebody was running against him so I voted for (her)".

If you missed out on registering to vote, you can vote conditionally through the state's Conditional Voter Registration program.

- National Democrats' biggest fear is that California's primary system, in which the top two finishers advance regardless of party, will shut them out of the general election in key districts. That allows the possibility of two candidates from the same party qualifying.

Voters cast their ballots at a Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters at Venice Beach on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

With so many contested races, especially for Democrats, early voting turnout in the primaries was impressive.

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