California's Newsom cruises to easy primary victory
Last updated 6/7/2022 at 11:23pm
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday's primary barely one year after surviving a recall attempt, advancing to the November general election where he will be an overwhelming favorite to defeat a little-known Republican state senator.
Early returns Tuesday showed Newsom receiving just over 60% of the vote. He was far ahead of second-place finisher Brian Dahle, a Republican state lawmaker and farmer from the sparsely populated northeast corner of the state that borders Oregon and Nevada
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