California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Doug La Malfa Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Doug LaMalfa and Heidi Hall (D) defeated Gregory Cheadle (R) and Dan Levine (D) in the primary election. LaMalfa is expected to win re-election over Hall in November due to the district's Republican alignment and a large fundraising advantage.

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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register to 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 Doug LaMalfa (R), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 1st Congressional District is located in the northern portion of the state and includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Sierra and Nevada and parts of Glenn County.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Doug La Malfa
Democratic Party Heidi Hall


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Doug La Malfa - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Gregory Cheadle
Democratic Party Heidi Hall Approveda
Democratic Party Dan Levine

Withdrew

Republican Party Dolores Lucero

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 1 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug La Malfa Incumbent 53.1% 54,610
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeidi Hall 30.4% 31,295
     Republican Gregory Cheadle 9.7% 10,028
     Democratic Dan Levine 6.7% 6,930
Total Votes 102,863
Source: The New York Times Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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] Doug LaMalfa voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

Voted "No" 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. Doug LaMalfa voted against HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$97,053.73$50,680.87$(87,195.54)$60,539.06
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$59,539.06$101,042.17$(29,977.47)$130,603.76
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$130,603$67,740.00$(60,777.19)$137,566.57
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$137,566$134,840$(66,038)$206,367
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$206,367$49,550$(87,316)$168,601
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$168,601$29,830$(18,560)$179,871
Running totals
$433,683.04$(349,864.2)

Heidi Hall

Heidi Hall (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 9, 2013$3,438$5,280$(4,838)$3,879
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$3,879$13,984$(8,358)$9,504
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$9,504$20,742$(20,473)$9,773
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$9,773$19,249$(13,948)$15,073
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$15,073$23,893$(26,939)$12,027
Pre-Primary[22]May 22, 2014$12,027$16,569$(15,295)$13,302
Running totals
$99,717$(89,851)

Dan Levine

Dan Levine (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$0$1,750$(1,740)$10
Pre-Primary[24]May 22, 2014$10$0$(0)$10
Running totals
$1,750$(1,740)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Doug LaMalfa (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Reed in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug La Malfa 57.4% 168,827
     Democratic Jim Reed 42.6% 125,386
Total Votes 294,213
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Thompson won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Loren Hanks (R), Carol Wolman (G) and Mike Rodrigues (L) in the general election.[25]

U.S. House, California District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Thompson incumbent 62.8% 147,307
     Republican Loren Hanks 31% 72,803
     Green Carol Wolman 3.6% 8,486
     Libertarian Mike Rodrigues 2.6% 5,996
Total Votes 234,592

See also

External links

References

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