Voters in California’s key House districts are poised Tuesday to determine match-ups that will be critical for Democrats’ chances of taking back the House this fall.
The most pressing concern for Democrats is whether their wide, boisterous field of candidates means the party will be locked out of multiple races thanks to the state’s top-two primary, which advances the two candidates with the most votes regardless of party.
The prospect of voters only having the choice between two Republicans on the ballot in crucial races in November has forced Democratic groups to spend more than $7 million in the closing weeks of the campaign to avert disaster here.
“Tuesday’s primaries in California are obviously taking all of our attention because of how big the stakes are,” said Meredith Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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