California's 44th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 44th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Janice Hahn Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Janice Hahn 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 44th Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Janice Hahn won re-election in 2014. She defeated Adam Shbeita (Peace and Freedom Party) in the general election.[3] Shbeita qualified for the general election by being the write-in candidate who received the most votes in the primary.[4]

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.[5][6][7]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[8]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Janice Hahn (D), who was first elected in 2010.

California's 44th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[9]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Janice Hahn Green check mark transparent.png
Peace and Freedom Party Adam Shbeita[10]


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Janice Hahn - Incumbent Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Adam Shbeita (Peace and Freedom Party write-in)[11][12] Approveda

Election results

U.S. House, California District 44 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Hahn Incumbent 86.7% 59,670
     Peace and Freedom Adam Shbeita 13.3% 9,192
Total Votes 68,862
Source: California Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the 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.[13] 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.[14] Janice Hahn voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

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.[16] 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. Janice Hahn voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Janice Hahn

Janice Hahn (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$37,918.96$85,325.00$(36,787.50)$86,456.46
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$86,456.46$86,264.44$(92,632.38)$80,088.52
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2013$86,813.52$82,169.02$(70,617.91)$98,364.63
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$98,364$106,688$(87,883)$118,169
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$118,169$75,986$(46,938)$147,216
Pre-Primary[23]May 22, 2014$147,216$39,384$(57,568)$129,033
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2014$129,033$42,273$(25,191)$146,115
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2014$146,115$125,888$(51,041)$220,961
Running totals
$643,977.46$(468,658.79)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Janice Hahn (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Laura Richardson in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 44 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanice Hahn 60.2% 99,909
     Democratic Laura Richardson Incumbent 39.8% 65,989
Total Votes 165,898
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Ken Calvert won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bill Hedrick (D) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, California District 44 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Calvert incumbent 55.6% 107,482
     Democratic Bill Hedrick 44.4% 85,784
Total Votes 193,266

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. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  4. California Secretary of State, "2014 primary results," accessed August 29, 2014
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  7. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  8. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  9. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  10. California Secretary of State, "Certified List of Candidates for the November 4, 2014, General Election," accessed August 28, 2014
  11. California Secretary of State, "Certified List of Write-in Candidates for the June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election," accessed May 24, 2014
  12. California Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed July 15, 2014
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Janice Hahn October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013