California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 48th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Dana Rohrabacher Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dana Rohrabacher 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 48th Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher (R) won re-election in 2014. He defeated Sue Savary (D) in the general election.[3]

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.[4][5][6]

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).[7]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Dana Rohrabacher (R), who was first elected in 1988.

California's 48th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes most of the Orange County coast.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sue Savary


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Wendy Leece
Democratic Party Robert John Banuelos
Democratic Party David Burns
Democratic Party Sue Savary Approveda

Withdrew

Independent Robert Soloway

Election results

General election

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 64.1% 112,082
     Democratic Sue Savary 35.9% 62,713
Total Votes 174,795
Source: California Secretary of State

Primary election

U.S. House, California District 48 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 56.1% 52,431
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue Savary 19.5% 18,242
     Republican Wendy Leece 11.9% 11,082
     Democratic David Burns 6.6% 6,142
     Democratic Robert Banuelos 6% 5,591
Total Votes 93,488
Source: California Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the 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.[9] Rohrabacher joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[10][11]

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.[12] 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.[13] Dana Rohrabacher voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Nay3.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.[15] 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. Dana Rohrabacher voted against HR 2775.[16]

Campaign contributions

Dana Rohrabacher

Dana Rohrabacher (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$190,658.68$45,328.30$(52,931.48)$183,055.50
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$183,055.50$113,733.00$(57,532.99)$239,255.51
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$241,255.51$103,575.00$(88,067.32)$256,763.19
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$256,763$149,119$(92,371)$314,635
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$314,635$43,340$(100,172)$257,803
Pre-Primary[22]May 22, 2014$257,803$13,198$(54,987)$216,014
July Quarterly[23]July 15, 2014$216,014$178,135$(75,288)$318,861
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2014$318,861$57,713$(149,473)$227,100
Running totals
$704,141.3$(670,822.79)

Wendy Leece

Wendy Leece (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Wendy Leece[25]April 15, 2014$0$6,566$(7,725)$-1,158
Pre-Primary[26]May 26, 2014$-1,158$1,598$(172)$1,967
Running totals
$8,164$(7,897)

Sue Savary

Sue Savary (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2014$0$31,110$(11,938)$19,171
Pre-Primary[28]May 22, 2014$19,171$13,335$(6,741)$25,764
July Quarterly[29]July 15, 2014$25,764$18,325$(26,670)$17,369
October Quarterly[30]October 15, 2014$17,369$32,707$(24,525)$25,550
Running totals
$95,477$(69,874)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Dana Rohrabacher (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ron Varasteh in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 61% 177,144
     Democratic Ron Varasteh 39% 113,358
Total Votes 290,502
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, John Campbell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Beth Krom (D) and Mike Binkley (L) in the general election.[31]

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell incumbent 59.9% 145,481
     Democratic Beth Krom 36.4% 88,465
     Libertarian Mike Binkley 3.6% 8,773
Total Votes 242,719

See also

External links

References

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  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
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  18. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Dana Rohrabacher October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Leece April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Leece Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Sue Savary April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Sue Savary Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Sue Savary July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Sue Savary October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013