Blue wave

NEW YORK | Democratic socialist Salazar wins; voters oust splinter Dems

NEW YORK — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans. Salazar, a 27-year-old first-time candidate, handily defeated eight-term incumbent Sen. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Democratic socialist Salazar wins; voters oust splinter Dems

MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

MADISON, Wis — Democrats fought to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest on Tuesday as the 2018 primary season roared through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend longtime political trends this fall and beyond. At the same time, accusations of domestic violence involving the … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against ‘blue wave’

LOS ANGELES | Women big primary winners; some CA votes still being counted

LOS ANGELES — Holding hopes of a “blue wave” in November, Democrats fought to shape the political battlefield in primaries across eight states, none more important than California where Republicans avoided an embarrassing setback in the race for governor. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, easily advanced on Tuesday to the general election, with business … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Women big primary winners; some CA votes still being counted

LOS ANGELES  | Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups form

LOS ANGELES  — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday’s so-called jungle primaries … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups form

MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Walker warns of “blue wave” after Dallet win

MADISON, Wis.|April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the Wisconsin Supreme Court election (all times local): 10:18 p.m. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is warning of a possible Democratic wave in November after the liberal candidate for state Supreme Court thumped her conservative opponent. Walker tweeted Tuesday night after Rebecca Dallet easily defeated Michael Screnock … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Walker warns of “blue wave” after Dallet win