Candidates make last-minute stops around California

Candidates are making last-minute stops at diners, union halls and bus stops, rousing voters to urgency. Thousands of volunteers are pounding on doors and dialing phones.

But beyond the frenzy of activity today, it appears Democrats who have chased Republicans out of much of California are poised to hold their ground on Election Day, and perhaps gain even more.

For the second consecutive general election, there isn't even a Republican on the ballot for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Democrat Gavin Newson is the favorite over Republican John Cox.

And Republicans are defending seven U.S. House seats in districts that were carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016, where Democrats are aiming to take charge.

Dawn Kamber