California's 42nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 42nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ken Calvert Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 42nd Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Ken Calvert (R) and Tim Sheridan (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Calvert is expected to easily win re-election in November due to his incumbency and the district's Republican 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 Ken Calvert (R), who was first elected in 1992.

California's 42nd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of western Riverside County.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Ken Calvert
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Ken Calvert - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Kerri Condley
Democratic Party Chris Marquez
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Boyd Roberts
Independent Robert Rand

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 42 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert Incumbent 67.5% 37,506
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Sheridan 15.8% 8,788
     Democratic Chris Marquez 11% 6,118
     Democratic Kerri Condley 5.7% 3,150
Total Votes 55,562
Source: California Secretary of State

Key votes

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

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[8] Calvert joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[9][10]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.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.[11] 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.[12] Ken Calvert voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[14] 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. Ken Calvert voted for HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Ken Calvert

Ken Calvert (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$419,344.28$93,757.00$(61,117.78)$451,938.50
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$451,983.50$268,294.79$(145,456.04)$574,822.25
October Quarterly[18]October 11, 2013$574,822.25$96,250.00$(61,235.90)$609,836.35
Year-End[19]January 30, 2014$609,836$86,253$(56,802)$639,287
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$639,287$142,135$(77,483)$703,938
Pre-Primary[21]May 22, 2014$703,938$87,309$(111,161)$680,086
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2014$680,086$148,284$(88,904)$739,467
Running totals
$922,282.79$(602,159.72)

Tim Sheridan

Tim Sheridan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2014$0$8,476$(5,360)$3,116
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$3,116$3,296$(2,502)$3,910
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$3,910$14,111$(10,730)$7,290
Pre-Primary[26]May 22, 2014$7,290$17,478$(5,047)$20,222
July Quarterly[27]July 14, 2014$20,222$9,282$(3,410)$26,094
Running totals
$52,643$(27,049)

Kerri Condley

Kerri Condley (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[28]August 30, 2014$0$2,275$(2,016)$259
October Quarterly[29]October 15, 2014$259$5,525$(5,341)$443
Year-End[30]January 31, 2014$443$8,685$(8,555)$573
April Quarterly[31]April 15, 2014$573$9,364$(8,790)$1,146
Pre-Primary[32]May 22, 2014$1,146$1,384$(2,000)$530
Running totals
$27,233$(26,702)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Condley's committee owed $1,495 in outstanding loans to Kerri Condley.

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Ken Calvert (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Williamson in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 42 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert Incumbent 60.6% 130,245
     Democratic Michael Williamson 39.4% 84,702
Total Votes 214,947
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Gary Miller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Williamson (D) and Mark Lambert (L) in the general election.[33]

U.S. House, California District 42 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller incumbent 62.2% 127,161
     Democratic Michael Williamson 31.9% 65,122
     Libertarian Mark Lambert 5.9% 12,115
Total Votes 204,398

See also

External links

References

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  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. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Ken Calvert July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Sheridan October Quarterly," accessed February 10, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Sheridan Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Sheridan April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Sheridan Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Tim Sheridan July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Kerri Condley July Quarterly," accessed February 10, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Kerri Condley October Quarterly," accessed February 10, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Kerri Condley Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Kerri Condley April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Kerri Condley Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013