California's 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 24th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lois Capps Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 24th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Lois Capps (D) and Chris Mitchum (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Capps is expected to 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 to by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[6]

See also: California elections, 2014

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

California's 24th Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes the counties of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, as well as western Ventura County.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lois Capps
Republican Party Chris Mitchum


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lois Capps - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Paul Coyne, Jr.
Democratic Party Sandra Marshall
Republican Party Bradley Allen
Republican Party Justin Fareed
Republican Party Dale Francisco
Republican Party Chris Mitchum Approveda
Republican Party Alexis Stuart
Independent Steve Isakson

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 24 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps Incumbent 43.7% 58,198
     Republican Chris Mitchum 15.8% 21,059
     Republican Justin Fareed 15.3% 20,445
     Republican Dale Francisco 11.7% 15,575
     Republican Bradley Allen 7% 9,269
     Democratic Sandra Marshall 3.5% 4,646
     Democratic Paul Coyne 1.6% 2,144
     Independent Steve Isakson 0.9% 1,249
     Republican Alexis Stuart 0.5% 678
Total Votes 133,263
Source: California Secretary of State

Race background

Incumbent Lois Capps (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[8]

Media

Justin Fareed


Justin Fareed for Congress

Key votes

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

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.[9] 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.[10] Lois Capps voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

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.[12] 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. Lois Capps voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Lois Capps

Lois Capps (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$354,430.55$213,687.03$(88,098.01)$480,019.57
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$480,019.57$242,412.94$(99,512.81)$622,919.70
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$622,919.70$284,056.33$(90,220.97)$816,755.06
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$816,755$246,834$(110,006)$953,583
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$953,583$327,448$(129,316)$1,151,714
Pre-Primary[19]May 22, 2014$1,151,714$109,406$(246,006)$1,015,114
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$1,015,114$219,674$(140,343)$1,094,445
Running totals
$1,643,518.3$(903,502.79)

Paul Coyne, Jr.

Paul Coyne, Jr. (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 17, 2013$0.00$23,020.00$(22,787.86)$232.14
July Quarterly[22]July 14, 2013$232.14$7,730.00$(7,320.40)$641.74
October Quarterly[23]February 2, 2013$641$17,449$(19,678)$-1,587
Year-End[24]February 2, 2014$-1,587$12,505$(10,748)$168
April Quarterly[25]April 13, 2014$168$3,925$(3,176)$916
Pre-Primary[26]May 29, 2014$916$250$(980)$186
Running totals
$64,879$(64,690.26)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Coyne's committee owed $54,080 in outstanding loans to Paul Coyne, Jr.

Dale Francisco

Dale Francisco (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[27]January 31, 2014$0$26,200$(1,805)$24,395
April Quarterly[28]April 15, 2014$24,395$81,675$(39,598)$66,471
Pre-Primary[29]May 22, 2014$66,471$51,275$(112,047)$5,699
Running totals
$159,150$(153,450)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Francisco's committee owed $32,000 in outstanding loans to Dale Francisco.

Justin Fareed

Justin Fareed (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[30]January 27, 2014$0$109,287$(7,655)$101,632
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2014$101,632$115,609$(50,219)$167,021
Pre-Primary[32]May 22, 2014$167,021$69,126$(139,281)$96,866
Running totals
$294,022$(197,155)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Fareed's committee owed $160,305 in outstanding loans to Justin Fareed.

Chris Mitchum

Chris Mitchum (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2013$2,346$0$(0)$2,346
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2013$2,346$0$(1,760)$585
October Quarterly[35]October 15, 2013$585$2,454$(1,291)$1,747
Year-End[36]January 29, 2014$1,747$740$(773)$1,714
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2014$1,714$75,388$(4,111)$72,991
Pre-Primary[38]May 22, 2014$72,991$41,250$(101,348)$12,893
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2014$12,893$45,384$(47,484)$10,792
Running totals
$165,216$(156,767)

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Mitchum's committee owed $112,000 in outstanding loans to Chris Mitchum.

Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2014$0$4,041$(159)$3,881
Pre-Primary[41]May 19, 2014$3,881$24,880$(13,790)$14,970
Running totals
$28,921$(13,949)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Lois Capps (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Abel Maldonado in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps Incumbent 55.1% 156,749
     Republican Abel Maldonado 44.9% 127,746
Total Votes 284,495
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Elton Gallegly won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy Allison (D) in the general election.[42]

U.S. House, California District 24 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElton Gallegly incumbent 59.9% 144,055
     Democratic Timothy Allison 40.1% 96,279
Total Votes 240,334

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
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  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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  7. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
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  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
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