California's 49th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 49th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Darrell Issa Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Darrell Issa 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 49th Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Darrell Issa (R) won re-election in 2014. He defeated Dave Peiser (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 Darrell Issa (R), who was first elected in 2000.

California's 49th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Southern Orange County and western San Diego County.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Darrell Issa Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dave Peiser


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Darrell Issa - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Noboru Isagawa
Democratic Party Dave Peiser[9] Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Johnny Moore

Election results

General election

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 60.2% 98,161
     Democratic Dave Peiser 39.8% 64,981
Total Votes 163,142
Source: California Secretary of State

Primary election

U.S. House, California District 49 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 61.9% 56,558
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Peiser 28.4% 25,946
     Democratic Noboru Isagawa 9.7% 8,887
Total Votes 91,391
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.[10] Issa joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[11][12]

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.[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] Darrell Issa voted for 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. Darrell Issa voted for HR 2775.[17]

Campaign contributions

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2013$1,749,490.41$291,527.07$(122,866.56)$1,918,150.92
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2013$1,918,150.92$737,108.68$(257,772.83)$2,397,486.77
October Quarterly[20]October 14, 2013$2,397,486.77$599,321.33$(319,949.21)$2,676,858.89
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$2,676,858$520,980$(196,104)$3,001,734
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$3,001,734$424,320$(279,444)$3,146,610
Pre-Primary[23]May 21, 2014$3,146,610$181,158$(126,025)$3,201,744
July Quarterly[24]July 15, 2014$3,201,744$326,193$(154,270)$3,373,667
October Quarterly[25]October 15, 2014$3,373,667$376,436$(183,252)$3,566,851
Running totals
$3,457,044.08$(1,639,683.6)

Dave Peiser

Dave Peiser (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[26]October 11, 2014$0$1,215$(214)$1,000
Year-End[27]January 27, 2014$1,000$10,375$(569)$10,806
April Quarterly[28]April 8, 2014$10,806$8,209$(11,773)$7,242
Pre-Primary[29]May 21, 2014$7,242$12,579$(8,535)$11,286
July Quarterly[30]July 11, 2014$11,286$15,464$(10,490)$16,260
October Quarterly[31]October 8, 2014$16,260$35,421$(38,955)$12,725
Running totals
$83,263$(70,536)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Darrell Issa (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jerry Tetalman in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 58.2% 159,725
     Democratic Jerry Tetalman 41.8% 114,893
Total Votes 274,618
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Darrell Issa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Katz (D), Dion Clark (American Independent) and Mike Paster (L) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa incumbent 62.8% 119,088
     Democratic Howard Katz 31.5% 59,714
     American Independent Dion Clark 3.5% 6,585
     Libertarian Mike Paster 2.3% 4,290
Total Votes 189,677

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. Dave Peiser campaign website, accessed November 25, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  12. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 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, "Darrell Issa April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Darrell Issa October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser October Quarterly," accessed February 10, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Dave Peiser October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013