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California's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
George Miller Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[4]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is George Miller (D), who was first elected in 1974. Miller is not seeking re-election in 2014.

California's 11th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes most of Contra Costa County.[5]

Candidates

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[6] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[7] George Miller voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[9] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. George Miller voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

George Miller

George Miller (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$208,528.40$79,523.08$(72,243.63)$215,537.85
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$215,537.85$233,721.74$(94,604.43)$354,655.16
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$354,655.16$66,101.35$(71,683.05)$349,073.46
Running totals
$379,346.17$(238,531.11)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, George Miller (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Virginia Fuller in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Miller Incumbent 69.7% 200,743
     Republican Virginia Fuller 30.3% 87,136
Total Votes 287,879
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jerry McNerney won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Harmer (R) and David Christensen (American Independent) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, California District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry McNerney incumbent 48% 115,361
     Republican David Harmer 46.9% 112,703
     American Independent David Christensen 5.2% 12,439
Total Votes 240,503

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