The election, which garnered broad attention thanks to the colorful candidates, was held to fill the seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott when he was appointed to the U. Our categories are safe Republican, likely Republican, lean Republican, tossup, lean Democratic, likely Democratic and safe Democratic. In , Sanford told Politico that Trump had "fanned the flames of intolerance. Two bills of impeachment were being prepared; they had bipartisan support in the state legislature. The California contests were among many high-stakes primary races decided Tuesday, with voters in five states going to the polls to choose governors and other statewide officials. But his conservative record could be a liability in a state that Clinton carried in and where most major offices are held by Democrats. The article has been updated to clarify the ballot status of New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca. Chris Sununu R Historically, New Hampshire voters are loath to oust a new governor after only their first two-year term. Henry McMaster -- an early and vocal supporter of Trump who replaced former Gov. Ruben Kihuen, Steven Horsford, a former congressman, will be the Democratic nominee. Hogan is not as safe as either Baker of Massachusetts or Scott of Vermont. Democrats, for their part, hope that residual concerns about the economy and divisions on the GOP side will give them a boost. On the Democratic side, the field is equally big, with no clear favorite. Both Democrats trail Abbott in fundraising by large amounts, however, and the incumbent remains the heavy favorite in the race. Republicans, meanwhile, chose Adam Laxalt, the state's attorney general and the son of former New Mexico Sen. Vulnerability in our ratings does not mean an incumbent governor is at risk of losing a primary contest -- only a general election. Lujan Grisham also wants the state to make it easier for non-citizens to get permission to drive in the state.