Democrats hope California races will propel House takeover

Scott Baugh, a Republican candidate for Congress from Orange County’s 48th District, talks with a voter away from a polling place after voting in Huntington Beach, Calif., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Krysta Fauria)

LOS ANGELES — Democratic hopes to retake control of the House will rise or fall in California, where the party is pursuing a string of Republican-held seats in Tuesday’s primary election.