Will California be a November firewall for Democrats? Five takeaways from Tuesday’s primary

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The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters could determine who controls the U.S. House next year, and Tuesday’s primary offered strong clues as to what matters to them — crime, the economy and maybe Donald Trump. Republicans need a net gain of five seats nationwide to run the House for the next two years, and their prospects are bright throughout the country. But not in California, where at least four GOP incumbents face tough races. Here are some takeaways that suggest what’s likely in the summer and fall campaigns. Forget ideology. Stop crime, periodTuesday’s election vividly illustrated the pow…

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