California's 46th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 46th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Loretta Sanchez Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 46th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Loretta Sanchez (D) and Adam Nick (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Sanchez is expected to easily win re-election in November due to her 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 Loretta Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 1996.

California's 46th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Orange County.[5]

Candidates

Note: Primary election results are unofficial and subject to change
General election candidates

Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez
Republican Party Adam Nick


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Ehab Atalla
Republican Party John Cullum
Republican Party Adam Nick Approveda
Republican Party Carlos Vazquez

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 46 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 50.7% 14,095
     Republican Adam Nick 18.5% 5,134
     Republican John Cullum 14.6% 4,060
     Republican Carlos Vazquez 11.7% 3,268
     Democratic Ehab Atalla 4.5% 1,264
Total Votes 27,821
Source: The New York Times Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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] Loretta Sanchez 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. Loretta Sanchez voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 13, 2013$220,884.52$46,459.63$(55,666.76)$211,677.39
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$211,677.39$219,711.22$(73,976.95)$357,411.66
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2013$357,411.66$155,320.09$(65,323.66)$447,408.09
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$447,408$105,539$(153,228)$399,719
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$399,719$196,164$(72,653)$523,230
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$523,230$82,865$(52,473)$553,622
Running totals
$806,058.94$(473,321.37)

Ehab Atalla

Ehab Atalla (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$0$28,940$(23,479)$5,460
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$5,460$45,845$(33,073)$18,232
Running totals
$74,785$(56,552)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Atalla's committee owed $675,00 in outstanding loans to Ehab Atalla.

John Cullum

John Cullum (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 11, 2014$53$7,451$(7,269)$235
Pre-Primary[20]May 20, 2014$235$750$(913)$71
Running totals
$8,201$(8,182)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Cullum's committee owed $3,801 in outstanding loans to John Cullum.

Carlos Vazquez

Carlos Vazquez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$0$7,950$(7,429)$520
Pre-Primary[22]May 19, 2014$520$4,850$(5,131)$239
Running totals
$12,800$(12,560)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Loretta Sanchez (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jerry Hayden in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 63.9% 95,694
     Republican Jerry Hayden 36.1% 54,121
Total Votes 149,815
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Dana Rohrabacher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ken Arnold (D) and Jay Shah (Write-in) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, California District 46 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher incumbent 62.2% 139,822
     Democratic Ken Arnold 37.8% 84,940
     Write-in Jay Shah 0% 20
Total Votes 224,782

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, "Loretta Sanchez April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Loretta Sanchez Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ehab Atalla April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Ehab Atalla Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "John Cullum April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "John Cullum Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Carlos Vazquez April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Carlos Vazquez Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013