The low margin for the longtime New Jersey politician could be a sign that he will need to do more to motivate Democrats to turn out in the fall.
Because the state's so-called "jungle primary" is nonpartisan, two candidates from the same party can advance to the final race. Sean Spicer, 42, a San Diego resident who works in marketing, said he voted because it's a civic duty - though he doesn't like California's top two primary system and said it is showing its shortcomings this year.
Menendez has been in New Jersey politics for more than three decades: He served as a mayor and member of the state legislature before joining the House in 1993 and the Senate in 2007. He said it was his way of protesting the Voter I.D. law.
With the possibility of a Democratic wave on the horizon, the elections will test voter enthusiasm, candidate quality and Trump's influence as each party picks its nominees to face off in November.
Incumbent Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich and Republican Mick Rich are running unopposed in their primaries for one of the state's two Senate seats. That's almost as many as the seven Republican-held seats in California that Democrats are trying to flip.
Nurse Nikko Johnson reviews the California Primary election guide at San Francisco City Hall.
"An estimated 768,895 voters participated in advance voting for the 2018 general election", Elections Ontario said in a press release.
That's more than registered Republicans and Democrats so the change might have an impact on the election.
That's money the Democrats would have preferred to spend promoting their candidates this fall. Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach and two Democrats, state Treasurer John Chiang, and Delaine Eastin, the former superintendent of public instruction, are all hoping those poll are spectacularly wrong.
All the texts reported so far have been from the 844 area code, which is an area code for toll-free numbers in the United States, Canada and any other country that uses the North American Numbering Plan.
Better news for Democrats: They appear nearly certain to get a candidate through in the Democratic-leaning seat held by retiring Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). She said she isn't a member of a political party, but she voted Democratic on Tuesday.
In Iowa, election officials say there appeared to be record turnout Tuesday, fueled in part by a five-way race for the Democratic governor nomination.
Democratic voters, undeterred by a federal corruption case U.S. Sen. The GOP went after Newman because he was seen as the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate and his removal could be key to the GOP's effort at breaking Democrats' two-thirds legislative majority. Those candidates include Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale, the candidate conservative groups are spending millions to boost, and retired state Judge Russ Fagg.
But if Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, a former mayor of Los Angeles, makes the final cut, Republican leaders worry more of their voters will stay home in November, giving Democrats a better chance to flip some seats.
Newsom was the first candidate to announce a bid for governor more than three years ago. The race has drawn considerable attention from outside the state. "Close contests are not decided until all the ballots are in the count".