California's 50th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 50th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Duncan Hunter 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 50th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Duncan Hunter (R) and James Kimber (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Hunter 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 Duncan Hunter (R), who was first elected in 2008.

California's 50th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes much of San Diego County.[7]

Candidates

General election candidates

Republican Party Duncan Hunter
Democratic Party James Kimber


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Duncan Hunter - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party James Kimber Approveda
Libertarian Party Michael Benoit

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 50 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan D. Hunter Incumbent 70.4% 62,371
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Kimber 24.3% 21,552
     Libertarian Michael Benoit 5.2% 4,634
Total Votes 88,557
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] Hunter 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] Duncan Hunter voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

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.[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. Duncan Hunter voted against HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$24,786.60$171,898.95$(65,964.58)$130,720.97
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$130,720.97$220,519.31$(88,268.41)$262,971.87
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$262,971.87$141,840.88$(99,448.32)$305,364.43
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$305,364$165,929$(67,244)$404,049
April Quarterly[20]April 14, 2014$404,049$113,122$(118,192)$398,979
Pre-Primary[21]May 22, 2014$398,979$81,120$(54,673)$425,426
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2014$425,426$158,665$(75,913)$508,178
Running totals
$1,053,095.14$(569,703.31)

James Kimber

James Kimber (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]March 31, 2013$0$969$(801)$168
July Quarterly[24]July 16, 2013$168$4,966$(4,950)$15
October Quarterly[25]October 14, 2013$15$4,956$(1,958)$3,280
Year-End[26]February 1, 2014$3,280$3,620$(6,010)$890
April Quarterly[27]April 13, 2014$890$9,000$(10,468)$-578
Pre-Primary[28]May 18, 2014$-578$4,948$(2,806)$1,563
July Quarterly[29]July 14, 2014$1,563$7,070$(4,382)$4,252
Running totals
$35,529$(31,375)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Duncan Hunter (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated David Secor in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 50 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan Hunter Incumbent 67.7% 174,838
     Democratic David Secor 32.3% 83,455
Total Votes 258,293
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Brian Bilbray won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Francine Busby (D), Miriam Clark (P&F) and Lars Grossmith (L) in the general election.[30]

U.S. House, California District 50 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Bilbray incumbent 56.7% 142,247
     Democratic Francine Busby 39% 97,818
     Libertarian Lars Grossmith 2.2% 5,546
     Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 2.2% 5,470
Total Votes 251,081

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
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Duncan Hunter July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber July Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber October Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber Year-End," accessed May 6, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "James Kimber July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013