Headline RoundupJune 8th, 2022

Takeaways From Tuesday's 2022 Primaries in California and Elsewhere

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Tuesday, primaries were held in seven states, the results of which provided a bellwether for how the 2022 midterm elections could turn out in November.

In California, billionaire businessman Rick Caruso will face off against Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) in November in a race for mayor of Los Angeles. In San Francisco, progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin faced a successful recall effort, as voters rejected his efforts to reform the criminal justice system in the face of increasing crime.

Also In California and other states, candidates backed by former President Donald Trump faced primary opposition, but many won their respective races. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem easily won the Republican nomination to seek reelection in November against Democrat Jamie Smith. In Montana, a former member of Trump's cabinet, Ryan Zinke, was locked in a House race against former Montana state senator Al Olszewski that was too close to call.

Many sources across the spectrum focused on the performance of progressives in California and Trump's endorsements in other states.

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