On 7th June, seven states across the US held primary elections, and primaries have much to say about the midterms. Primary elections in California, L.A, New York, and other big states across the US have held news headlines for the past week.
The start of this is the recall for San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. He won overwhelmingly by a 605 to 40% margin. If you look at this as just one city District Attorney, you won’t see the pattern.
This win came after multiple San Francisco School Board members were recalled. You can look at these developments together as frustrations of some reforms on crime and schooling.
Voters are frustrated over their governance in cities like New York and San Francisco. In Los Angeles, there was an expensive race for Mayor between representative Karen Bass and Rick Caruso.
The two will meet in the runoffs come November this year. Rick Caruso was a former Republican turned Democrat, spending over 40 million dollars on getting to the runoffs. He has been running against homelessness and crime in the City.
Karen Bass is a Democrat and was among Joe Biden’s Vice President Shortlisters. This will bring up a very competitive and interesting general election runoff. Iowa had an upset in the Democratic race for Senate.
Retired admiral Michael Franken beat former representative Abby Finkenauer, and he will face the incumbent GOP candidate. Franken faces republican Chuck Grassley, who is a longtime Republican favorite.
All signs point to him since he’s been winning in Iowa, and he will run in a national environment that favors Republicans. The primaries point to a very interesting election come this fall.