California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 52nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Scott Peters Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 52nd Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Scott Peters (D) and Carl DeMaio (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. The three Republican candidates in the primary received nearly 58 percent of the vote. This points to the fact that the general election race between Peters and DeMaio is likely to be very competitive.

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 Scott Peters (D), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 52nd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of San Diego County.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Scott Peters
Republican Party Carl DeMaio


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Scott Peters - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Carl DeMaio Approveda
Republican Party Kirk Jorgensen
Republican Party Fred Simon

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 52 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Peters Incumbent 42.3% 53,926
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarl DeMaio 35.3% 44,954
     Republican Kirk Jorgensen 18.5% 23,588
     Republican Fred Simon 4% 5,040
Total Votes 127,508
Source: California Secretary of State

Race background

Incumbent Scott Peters (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[6]

Republican candidates split nearly 58 percent of the vote in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Because of this, it is likely that incumbent Peters will face a very competitive race with Carl DeMaio in November.

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.[7] 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.[8] Scott Peters voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[9]

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.[10] 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. Scott Peters voted for HR 2775.[11]

Polls

Scott Peters vs. Carl DeMaio
Poll Scott Peters Carl DeMaioUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA (June 10-12, 2013)
39%48%13%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign contributions

Scott Peters

Scott Peters (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$28,701.00$258,290.29$(67,131.54)$219,859.75
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$219,859.75$362,772.90$(56,742.08)$525,890.57
October Quarterly[14]October 14, 2013$525,890.57$346,377.97$(66,501.67)$805,766.87
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$805,766$413,032$(71,662)$1,147,137
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$1,147,137$461,309$(118,795)$1,489,652
Pre-Primary[17]May 22, 2014$1,489,652$152,806$(118,529)$1,523,928
Running totals
$1,994,588.16$(499,361.29)

Carl DeMaio

Carl DeMaio (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$0.00$487,616.55$(17,972.03)$469,644.52
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$469,644.52$328,383.78$(78,029.21)$719,999.09
Year-End[20]January 31, 2014$719,999$370,261$(104,269)$985,991
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2014$985,991$422,307$(153,847)$1,254,451
Pre-Primary[22]May 22, 2014$1,254,451$172,323$(255,299)$1,171,475
Running totals
$1,780,891.33$(609,416.24)

Kirk Jorgensen

Kirk Jorgensen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[23]July 12, 2013$0$129,359$(2,632)$126,726
October Quarterly[24]October 15, 2013$126,726$62,845$(60,370)$129,127
Year-End[25]January 31, 2014$129,127$24,691$(97,802)$62,768
April Quarterly[26]April 16, 2014$62,768$60,800$(63,012)$60,556
Pre-Primary[27]May 23, 2014$60,556$55,675$(52,079)$67,696
Running totals
$333,370$(275,895)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Jorgensen's committee owed $47,025 in outstanding loans to Kirk Jorgensen.

Fred Simon

Fred Simon (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[28]October 15, 2013$0$400,088$(16,627)$383,460
Year-End[29]January 28, 2014$383,460$14,598$(54,827)$343,231
April Quarterly[30]April 15, 2014$343,231$967,321$(94,175)$1,216,377
Pre-Primary[31]May 22, 2014$1,216,377$118,728$(288,970)$1,046,136
Running totals
$1,500,735$(454,599)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Simon's committee owed $1,453,000 in outstanding loans to Fred Simon.

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Scott Peters (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Brian Bilbray in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 52 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Peters 51.2% 151,451
     Republican Brian Bilbray Incumbent 48.8% 144,459
Total Votes 295,910
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Duncan Hunter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ray Lutz (D) and Michael Benoit (L) in the general election.[32]

U.S. House, California District 52 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan Hunter incumbent 63.1% 139,460
     Democratic Ray Lutz 32.1% 70,870
     Libertarian Michael Benoit 4.9% 10,732
Total Votes 221,062

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. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
  7. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  8. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  11. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Peters Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Carl DeMaio July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Carl DeMaio October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Carl DeMaio Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Carl DeMaio April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Carl DeMaio Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Kirk Jorgensen July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Kirk Jorgensen October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Kirk Jorgensen Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Kirk Jorgensen April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Kirk Jorgensen Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Simon October Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Simon Year-End," accessed May 6, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Simon April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Fred Simon Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013