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NRCC Names Four More 'Young Guns'

House Republicans rolled out another round of Young Guns , the party's designation for top-tier candidates in open and Democratic-held seats.  

None of the four Republicans in this round are running in districts where Republicans have much of a shot, according to the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call  race ratings.  

Primary Results: California House Races (Updated)

Ose will face Bera, above. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 10:33 a.m., 2:15 p.m. | The race for California's coveted 31st District remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with just 390 votes separating the second- and third-place finishers.  

The results will make or break the race for Democrats, who have invested significant resources in this competitive district and named it one of their top targets of the cycle.  

Primary Preview: 7 Things to Watch on Tuesday

Cochran and his staff make their way to their bus after a tour of City Hall in Olive Branch, Miss. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Tuesday is the busiest primary night of 2014, with voters heading to the polls in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Iowa, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota.  

It's a big night, with the tea party's last chance to save face in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary, a close contest in Iowa's Republican Senate primary , plus highly competitive House races in California, New Jersey, Iowa and Alabama.  

Cheat Sheet: House and Senate Primaries in June

McDaniel is challenging Cochran in the June primary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

After a relatively unsurprising  series of primaries this month , June brings another collection of intraparty contests. More than half  of the states will have selected their nominees by the end of the month. Republicans will pick nominees in key Senate races in Mississippi , Iowa and South Dakota. Down the ballot, House primaries in several open seats will likely determine the future members of Congress from both parties.  

Here is Roll Call’s comprehensive look at watch to watch in June. Bookmark this page, and check out our primary map for results from past primaries. June 3 With primaries in eight states, this date marks the busiest night of the cycle.  

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mr. Spock Pick Sides in Beverly Hills House Race

The old slogan for MGM during the 1940s was that the studio had "more stars than there are in the heavens."  

The same could be said of the fresh fundraising reports from the upcoming primary in California's 33rd District — which covers Beverly Hills and Malibu. Dozens of Hollywood stars and executives donated during the past six weeks in this race to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman.  

'Superman' Dean Cain Mulls Run for Congress

Actor Dean Cain is interviewed May 3 at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. (Christina Bellantoni/CQ Roll Call)

Actor Dean Cain, best known for playing Superman on TV, is seriously considering a run for Congress — someday.  

Cain, who starred in the popular 1990s series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," is now eyeing California's 33rd District, which is home to many movie stars. Cain's roots run deep in the area — he grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School.  

Exclusive: EMILY's List Blankets California House Contest

Waxman is retiring, leaving an open race for his Hollywood-area House district. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

EMILY's List will launch a six-figure campaign this week to promote f ormer Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel's bid for a House seat in California.   The group, which supports Democratic women who back abortion rights, will begin sending mail on Tuesday and later launch targeted radio ads to boost Greuel over the more than one dozen candidates running in California's 33rd District .  

The Hollywood-area seat is open this cycle because Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., is retiring. "The California WOMEN VOTE! program will consist of 5 mail pieces educating nearly 50,000 Democratic and liberal Decline to State likely primary voters on Wendy Greuel’s record as a fierce advocate for economic and healthcare policies that help women and families," according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.  

Republican Marks First TV Foray in Hollywood House Race

A Republican candidate in the crowded race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., went on the air Monday with the first television spot of the ultra-competitive contest.  

Six weeks before the primary, Elan Carr, a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles and president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity , released a biographical spot touting his legal experience.  

'Desperate Housewives,' Spielberg Donate in L.A. Race

Actress Marcia Cross, seen at a 2008 Capitol Hill press conference about breast cancer, is among the stars donating in California's 33rd District race. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., counts many of Hollywood's biggest names among his constituents in his 33rd District, located in the wealthy areas of L.A. County including Santa Monica, Malibu and Beverly Hills.  

But now that he's retiring from Congress after 20 terms, many of those famous names are appearing in the fundraising reports of the more than one dozen candidates seeking to replace him.