Primary Election Results: Gavin Newsom To Take on Republican John Cox in General Election

June 06, 2018 - 7:18 am

(KNX1070) -  President Trump has taken to Twitter Wednesday morning, congratulating Republican John Cox - who advances to the General Election in November to take on Democratic Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom in the Governor's race.

Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein will face a fellow Democrat in November in her re-election bid.  Feinstein comfortably has the most votes at nearly 44 percent. That's well ahead of State Senator Kevin de Leon, who's in second with over 11 percent.

The race for lieutenant governor is close but it'll come down to two Democrats in November. Former diplomat Eleni Kounalakis is a few points ahead of state senator Ed Hernandez.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra had no trouble advancing to November in his re-election bid. He comfortably has the most votes well ahead of Republican Steven Bailey who's in second.

L.A. schools executive Marshall Tuck and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond will advance in November in the race for state schools superintendent.

Democrat Fiona Ma will advance to the November runoff in the Treasurer race. She'll face Republican Greg Conlon or Republican Jack Guerrero.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell won the most votes in the primary but it looks like he'll be short of a majority needed to avoid a runoff race in November. McDonnell though says he's confident.

McDonnell has just under 48 percent of the vote. Sheriff's lieutenant Alex Villanueva is second with about a third of the vote.  Los Angeles County Supervisor Shelia Kuehl has won re-election to her seat.

Four of five statewide ballot measures have been approved. One is a $4 billion dollar bond measure to fund parks, water-quality and flood-protection projects. Another measure bans a property tax increase for homeowners who install rainwater-capture systems. Voters rejected a measure to hold money made by the state's sale of greenhouse-gas-emission permits in a reserve fund.

Stay with KNX for continuing in-depth team coverage of the primary election.