Los Angeles and San Francisco voters may rebuke left in primaries

An ex-Republican billionaire could be the next mayor of Los Angeles, and San Franciscans may oust their headline-grabbing reformist district attorney.

Two of America’s most famously progressive cities may take right turns Tuesday,

when California and six other states hold primary elections.

This year’s sixth round of primary elections will feature no major Senate

or gubernatorial battles. But primaries will determine who may end up representing

millions of Americans in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

In Los Angeles, long-simmering frustrations with issues like homelessness

and crime have made an ex-Republican billionaire the unlikely front-runner

to be the next mayor of the heavily Democratic megacity.