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California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 30th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brad Sherman Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 30th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Brad Sherman (D) and Mark Reed (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Sherman 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.[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 Brad Sherman (D), who was first elected in 1996.

California's 30th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Brad Sherman
Republican Party Mark Reed


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Brad Sherman - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Marc Litchman
Republican Party Pablo Kleinman
Republican Party Mark Reed Approveda
Green Party Mike Powelson

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 30 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 58% 40,787
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Reed 20.1% 14,129
     Republican Pablo Kleinman 12.5% 8,808
     Democratic Marc Litchman 6% 4,251
     Green Michael Powelson 3.3% 2,352
Total Votes 70,327
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

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] Brad Sherman 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. Brad Sherman voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Brad Sherman

Brad Sherman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$47,778.49$181,071.37$(181,761.79)$47,088.07
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$47,088.07$162,591.00$(127,669.24)$82,009.83
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$82,009.83$144,463.00$(136,935.30)$89,537.53
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$89,537$191,894$(192,361)$89,070
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$89,070$71,701$(54,802)$105,968
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$105,968$62,411$(30,116)$138,262
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2014$138,262$235,562$(305,815)$68,009
Running totals
$1,049,693.37$(1,029,460.33)

Marc Litchman

Marc Litchman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 14, 2014$0$1,400$(21)$1,378
Pre-Primary[19]May 22, 2014$1,378$2,800$(0)$4,228
Running totals
$4,200$(21)

Pablo Kleinman

Pablo Kleinman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$0$114,044$(30,381)$83,662
Pre-Primary[21]May 22, 2014$83,662$27,914$(95,209)$16,816
Running totals
$141,958$(125,590)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Kleinman's committee owed $70,000 in outstanding loans to Pablo Kleinman.

Mark Reed

Mark Reed (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]April 27, 2014$0$421$(1,689)$-1,267
Pre-Primary[23]May 23, 2014$-1,267$2,837$(1,600)$1,237
Running totals
$3,258$(3,289)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Reed's committee owed $1,100 in outstanding loans to Mark Reed.

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Brad Sherman (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Berman in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 30 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 60.3% 149,456
     Democratic Howard Berman Incumbent 39.7% 98,395
Total Votes 247,851
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Henry Waxman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charles Wilkerson (R), Erich Miller (L) and Richard Castaldo (P&F) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, California District 30 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Waxman incumbent 64.6% 153,663
     Republican Charles Wilkerson 31.9% 75,948
     Libertarian Erich Miller 2.1% 5,021
     Peace and Freedom Richard Castaldo 1.3% 3,115
Total Votes 237,747

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, "Brad Sherman April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Brad Sherman July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Litchman April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Marc Litchman Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Pablo Kleinman April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Pablo Kleinman Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Reed April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Reed Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013