Antonio Villaraigosa

Witcover: Mixed views on a 'blue wave' rising

Witcover: Mixed views on a 'blue wave' rising

Primary election voting across the country last Tuesday gave Democrats grounds to hope strong turnout by the faithful in the November midterm congressional elections will give them control of the House of Representatives, where any impeachment effort against President Trump would by law begin.

In California, where numerous Republican seats are judged to be in jeopardy, the party of FDR, the Kennedys and Obama can crow about the results. A Democrat, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, led the slate in a rare arrangement whereby the top two finishers for governor to replace term-limited Democrat Jerry Brown will be on the ballot.

The second spot went to a little-known Republican businessman,...