Roughly 20% of registered voters turned out yesterday to show that California is still a deeply Blue State, but they lit potential fires for some Republicans in the November runoffs. Will the so-called top-two system change the partisan make-up of the Assembly, the State Senate or California's delegation to Congress? In Los Angeles County, the turnout was a paltry 13%, leaving two bruising runoffs: to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Board of Supervisors and Lee Baca as County Sheriff. We hear the results from those and other primary campaigns.
Later, on To the Point, establishment Republicans battled with Tea Party challengers in Mississippi and Iowa primaries yesterday. Will the outcomes help the Party to take over the Senate in November — or unify it for the presidential race in 2016? We look at decidedly mixed results.
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