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Voters to decide on Senate, gubernatorial races in midterm election

Posted: 6:37 PM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 22:02:06-05

Voters will decide who will represent California in the United States Senate and who will govern the Golden State in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Californians will decide whether they want a Democrat or a Republican to take Governor Jerry Brown’s place. For the Senate race, there aren’t as many options for Republican voters, as both candidates are Democrats.

Senator Dianne Feinstein is hoping to continue serving as the senior United States Senator from California. It’s a seat she’s held since 1992.

The Democratic senator says experience helps bring progress.

“I look at my strength as being a problem solver, and now that I have the seniority to prevail, it means I can get something done,” Feinstein said.

Democrat Kevin de León, President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, is making his final push for unseating Senator Feinstein. He says he’ll bring California values to Washington D.C., instead of the other way around.

“We come together, we rise together, so that means we also fight for Trump supporters as well,” said de León.

In the gubernatorial race, Democrat Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is highlighting the benefits of diversity. His campaign also focuses on fighting back against the Trump administration.

“We’re engaged in an epic battle and it looks like voters will have a real choice this November between a governor who is going to stand up to Donald Trump and a foot soldier in his war on California,” Newsom said.

Republican businessman John Cox promises to get rid of the sanctuary state law if elected. He asks the question: why worry about Washington when California isn’t being run properly?

“It wasn’t Donald Trump who made California the highest tax state in the country. It was Gavin Newsom and the Democrats,” said Cox.