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California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 33rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Henry Waxman Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 33rd Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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: Voters must register to vote in the primary 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 Henry Waxman (D), who was first elected in 1974. Waxman is not seeking re-election in 2014.

California's 33rd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[5]




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.[7] 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.[8] Henry Waxman voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

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.[10] 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. Henry Waxman voted for HR 2775.[11]


Ted Lieu

  • Lieu was endorsed by Rep. Karen Bass.
    • She said in her endorsement, "I have worked closely with Ted Lieu for many years. He helped elect me as Speaker of the California Assembly and was on my leadership team during the deep fiscal crisis in California. We made the tough choices to get the state back on track, and that's exactly what Ted will do for our country. Ted's leadership, experience and bipartisan approach to solving some of the state's largest problems is what we need more of in Washington."[12]
  • Lieu received the endorsement of the Democratic Party in a local vote on February 8, 2014.[13]
  • Lieu was endorsed by former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican.[15]
  • On March 25, 2014, Lieu gained the endorsement of the California School Employees Association, the largest classified school employees union in the United States.[16]
  • Lieu also received the endorsement of the California Teachers Association on April 4, 2014. CTA President Dean Vogel said, "Ted has always been a strong advocate for fully funding our public schools and colleges, which are finally beginning to heal from years of devastating cuts. We strongly endorse Ted Lieu for Congress, and look forward to his leadership in Washington."[17]

Marianne Williamson

Eva Longoria's endorsement of Marianne Williamson on April 1, 2014.
  • Actress Eva Longoria endorsed Marianne Williamson (I) on April 1, 2014.[18]
    • In an endorsement video, Longoria said, "There's a problem in the political system right now, and I find that we have to approach solving this problem in a new way ... and I find Marianne has the tools, the capability, the intellect, the ideology that is going to push against the status quo...She’s an amazing human being, a motivational speaker, and she’s running for Congress, actually [in California]."[18]

Campaign contributions

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$0$382,226$(258,648)$123,578
Running totals

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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On November 6, 2012, Henry Waxman (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Bloomfield in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 33 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Waxman Incumbent 54% 171,860
     Independent Bill Bloomfield 46% 146,660
Total Votes 318,520
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Karen Bass won election to the United States House. She defeated James Andion (R) in the general election.[20]

U.S. House, California District 33 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bass 86.1% 131,990
     Republican James Andion 13.9% 21,342
Total Votes 153,332

See also

External links


  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. Campaign website, accessed October 23, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Press Release, "Congresswoman Karen Bass endorses Ted Lieu for Congress," February 3, 2014
  13. Campaign website, "Ted Lieu Wins Vote for Democratic Party Endorsement," February 9, 2014
  14. Ted Lieu for Congress, "SEIU California Endorses Ted Lieu for Congress," accessed March 13, 2014
  15. Los Angeles Times, "Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race," March 17, 2014
  16. Ted Lieu for Congress, "California School Employees Association Backs Ted Lieu for Congress," accessed March 26, 2014
  17. Ted Lieu campaign website, "California Teachers Association Endorses Ted Lieu for Congress," April 4, 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 Huffington Post, "Eva Longoria Endorses California Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson," accessed April 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Marianne Williamson Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013