The election saw OC voters eliminating the Democrats’ supermajority in the state Senate; setting up competitive runoff elections for four Republican-held congressional districts and 4th District county supervisor; and delivering the first runoff elections for district attorney and sheriff in more than a quarter century.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will advance to the November general election in the 48th Congressional District, while the battle for the number two spot narrowed Wednesday morning to a 73-vote lead for Democrat Harley Rouda over fellow Democrat Hans Keirstead.
The crowded field of candidates running for four Orange County Congressional seats narrowed slightly Friday, as several candidates failed to file paperwork by the 5 p.m. deadline for their names to appear on the June 5 primary election ballot.
Orange County’s four Republican-held Congressional Districts that are targeted by the national Democratic Party failed to get clear Democratic endorsement recommendations for any of the numerous candidates, leaving it to next month’s state convention to help narrow the field of candidates heading into the June primaries.
Four Orange County Congressional Districts that pundits predict will be competitive races in November’s national election fight to control the House of Representatives have been flooded with 32 candidates as Democrats target the Republican-held seats and gear up for the June primary.
While sparks fly in the 48th Congressional District over the 2018 election, this November’s race for the 46th is so far a snoozer. Key to real elections is involvement and Voice of OC launches new program to help ensure community dialogue.
Supervisor John Moorlach, Orange County’s most high-profile pension fighter, has for years shrugged off criticism of his own generous benefit. But after announcing a run for Congress, he’s starting to feel the heat.