By Adam Beam
The Associated Press 

California's Newsom cruises to easy primary victory


Last updated 6/7/2022 at 11:23pm

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Oakland, Oct. 27. Newsom cruised to an easy victory in the June 7 California State Primary.

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

In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Alex...

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