GOP seeks to avoid shutout in race for California governor

GOP seeks to avoid shutout in race for California governor
GOP seeks to avoid shutout in race for California governor

The intrigue in the race to replace departing California Gov. Jerry Brown isn't who wins - it's who comes in second.

The race for governor is one of hundreds of contests across the state in Tuesday's primary that could solidify Democratic dominance in California and reshape the fight for control of the U.S. Congress.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is the clear front-runner in the race for governor, where the top two vote-getters will advance to a November runoff.

Newsom has said he'd prefer to face a Republican in the runoff. Democrats dominate in California and Republicans haven't won a statewide contest in more than a decade.

Polls have shown former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Republican businessman John Cox are the likeliest to finish second.

This article was written by cool news network.

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