California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces Republican state senator Brian Dahle in the November general election. Newsom overwhelmed the field in yesterday’s primary, winning about 56% of the votes. Runner-up Brian Dahle got about 17%. Newsom is the overwhelming favorite to win a second term in November just one year after surviving a recall election. Dahle, a farmer from Bieber, says Newsom is out of touch with the struggles of regular Californians. He wants to suspend the state’s gas tax to give drivers a break at the pump, where a gallon of gas is now a record $6.37.
Dahle’s wife, Megan Dahle, is looking to keep her State Assembly seat. She has 51%, followed by Democrat Belle Starr Sandwith, who has 36%
In the race for Congress, Republican incumbent Doug LaMalfa has 54% and in November he’ll face Democrat Max Steiner, who has 36%
In the U.S. Senate primary, Democratic incumbent Alex Padilla – who Newsom appointed to the seat vacated by Kamala Harris – easily advanced to a November runoff. His likely opponent is Republican attorney Mark Meuser.
California’s Democratic attorney general advanced to the November general election and is on pace to face the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate in a state that overwhelmingly favors Democrats. Attorney General Rob Bonta, the only Democrat in the five-way primary field, advanced with 55% of the vote. He was trailed by the GOP’s endorsed candidate, Nathan Hochman, with 18.5%, a former federal prosecutor and former assistant U.S. attorney general. Conservative Republican Eric Early was third, with 17%. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, running a no-party-preference campaign, had 7.5% of the vote.