Tuesday’s primary election results are in, and it’s a mixed bag for Democrats and women.
Reminder: The next big primary date is June 28—or Super Tuesday 2022, as we’re calling it.
Now, about yesterday:
The Golden State has an open primary, where the top two candidates advance to November’s general election.
- Rep. Karen Bass will advance to the general election for LA mayor as a slight underdog against former Republican Rick Caruso, after winning 37 percent to his 42 percent.
- Secretary of State Shirley Weber is leading all challengers with 59 percent of the vote, and is on track to win a full term.
- Malia Cohen, who is endorsed by our partner Elect Black Women PAC, looks likely to advance to the general election for state controller against Republican Lanhee Chen.
- Emily Beach is trailing three candidates (all men) in CA-15, meaning she’s not likely to make it into the general election.
- Christy Smith advanced easily in CA-27with 35 percent, though Mike Garcia won just under 50 percent, meaning we’re likely to see a squeaker in November.
- Shrina Kurani is in a distant third place in CA-41 with 14 percent of the vote; the general election is very likely out of reach.
- Christina Garcia seems unlikely to advance in CA-42 with 13 percent of the vote in third place. Nicole Lopez is a distant fifth.
- Abby Finkenauer lost Iowa’s US Senate primary to Navy veteran Mike Franken. Some analysts blame her status as a former Congresswoman at a time when the political winds are blowing against Congressional Democrats.
- Diedre DeJear won an uncontested race in a long-shot bid to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.
- Christina Bohannan also won uncontested and will face Republican incumbent Mariannette Miller-Meeks in this likely-R district.
- Liz Mathis won another uncontested race to face incumbent Republican Ashley Hinson in this other likely-R district.
- Imani Oakley, a progressive insurgent endorsed by our partner Elect Black Women PAC, lost in NJ-10 to incumbent Democratic Rep. Donald Payne Jr.
- Incumbent Gov. Michelle Lujan Grishamwas uncontested in her primary, and will face Mark Ronchetti, who ran (and lost) New Mexico’s US Senate race in 2020.