California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 29th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Tony Cardenas 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 29th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Tony Cardenas (D) and William O'Callaghan Leader (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Cardenas is expected to easily win re-election in November due to his 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 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 Tony Cardenas (D), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 29th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Venice Gamble
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader Approveda

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 29 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas Incumbent 62.8% 19,566
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Leader 25.8% 8,025
     Democratic Venice Gamble 11.4% 3,542
Total Votes 31,133
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] Tony Cardenas 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. Tony Cardenas voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Tony Cardenas

Tony Cardenas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$134,287.07$67,534.91$(151,301.01)$50,520.97
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$50,520.97$95,302.00$(91,399.33)$54,423.64
October Quarterly[15]October 18, 2013$54,423.64$126,318.00$(98,462.77)$82,278.87
Year-End[16]January 15, 2014$82,278$89,333$(94,228)$77,384
April Quarterly[17]April 11, 2014$77,384$140,100$(100,109)$117,374
Pre-Primary[18]May 21, 2014$117,374$36,215$(43,437)$110,152
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$110,152$113,550$(68,110)$155,591
Running totals
$668,352.91$(647,047.11)

Venice Gamble

Venice Gamble (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 16, 2014$0$7,900$(7,571)$328
Pre-Primary[21]May 23, 2014$328$8,600$(1,054)$7,874
Running totals
$16,500$(8,625)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Gamble's committee owed $7,000 in outstanding loans to Venice Gamble.

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Tony Cardenas (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated David Hernandez in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas 74.1% 111,287
     Independent David Hernandez 25.9% 38,994
Total Votes 150,281
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Adam Schiff won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Colbert (R) and William Cushing (L) in the general election.[22]

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff incumbent 64.8% 104,374
     Republican John Colbert 32% 51,534
     Libertarian William Cushing 3.2% 5,218
Total Votes 161,126

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  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
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Cardenas July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Venice Gamble April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Venice Gamble Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013