California's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Barbara Lee Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 13th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Barbara Lee (D) and Dakin Sundeen (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Lee is expected to easily win re-election in November due to her incumbency and the district's Democratic alignment.

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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[6]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Barbara Lee (D), who was first elected in 1998.

California's 13th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Barbara Lee
Republican Party Dakin Sundeen


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Barbara Lee - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Justin Jelincic
Republican Party Dakin Sundeen Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Lawrence Allen

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 13 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee Incumbent 82.6% 77,461
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDakin Sundeen 10.2% 9,533
     Democratic Justin Jelincic 4.9% 4,602
     Peace and Freedom Lawrence Allen 2.3% 2,190
Total Votes 93,786
Source: California Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the current incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[8] 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.[9] Barbara Lee voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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.[11] 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. Barbara Lee voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2013$45,180.59$69,482.55$(84,858.43)$29,804.71
July Quarterly[14]July 14, 2013$29,804.71$178,925.82$(110,755.06)$97,975.47
October Quarterly[15]October 14, 2013$97,975.47$111,504.89$(157,897.99)$51,582.37
Year-End[16]January 30, 2014$51,582$145,649$(95,983)$101,247
April Quarterly[17]April 14, 2014$101,247$148,950$(122,476)$127,721
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$127,721$52,231$(85,176)$94,776
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$94,776$133,340$(74,707)$153,409
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$153,409$161,420$(189,200)$125,630
Running totals
$1,001,503.26$(921,053.48)

Justin Jelincic

Justin Jelincic (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 8, 2013$229$0$(15)$214
July Quarterly[22]July 13, 2013$214$0$(15)$199
October Quarterly[23]October 11, 2013$199$0$(15)$184
Year-End[24]January 11, 2014$184$0$(15)$169
April Quarterly[25]April 10, 2014$169$2,085$(1,840)$414
Pre-Primary[26]May 17, 2014$414$0$(5)$409
Running totals
$2,085$(1,905)

Dakin Sundeen

Dakin Sundeen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$0$4,240$(2,226)$2,014
Pre-Primary[28]May 17, 2014$2,014$100$(1,791)$322
July Quarterly[29]July 13, 2014$322$550$(9)$862
Running totals
$4,890$(4,026)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Barbara Lee (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Marilyn Singleton in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee Incumbent 86.8% 250,436
     Independent Marilyn M. Singleton 13.2% 38,146
Total Votes 288,582
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Fortney Pete Stark won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Forest Baker (R) and Chris Pareja (Write-in) in the general election.[30]

U.S. House, California District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFortney Pete Stark incumbent 72% 118,278
     Republican Forest Baker 27.7% 45,575
     Write-in Chris Pareja 0.3% 525
Total Votes 164,378

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  14. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Barbara Lee October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic July Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic October Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic Year-End," accessed May 5, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Justin Jelincic Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Dakin Sundeen April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Dakin Sundeen Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Dakin Sundeen July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013