California's 53rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 53rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Susan Davis Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 53rd Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Susan Davis (D) and Larry Wilske (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3. Davis 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 Susan Davis (D), who was first elected in 2000.

California's 53rd 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 Susan Davis
Republican Party Larry Wilske


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Susan Davis - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Edwards
Republican Party Joel Marchese
Republican Party Jim Stieringer
Republican Party Wayne True
Republican Party Larry Wilske Approveda
Independent Christina Bobb
Independent John Campbell

Primary results

U.S. House, California District 53 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Davis Incumbent 56.2% 37,807
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Wilske 20.5% 13,815
     Republican Wayne True 10.4% 7,006
     Republican John Edwards 4.7% 3,150
     Republican Joel Marchese 3% 2,002
     Republican Jim Stieringer 2.5% 1,666
     Independent John Campbell 1.8% 1,189
     Independent Christina Bobb 1% 697
Total Votes 67,332
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] Susan Davis 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. Susan Davis voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Susan Davis

Susan Davis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$172,720.09$46,079.00$(49,667.07)$169,132.02
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$169,132.02$77,334.00$(45,698.16)$200,767.86
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$200,767.86$64,839.01$(44,511.10)$221,095.77
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$221,095$52,008$(46,234)$226,869
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$226,869$48,251$(39,322)$235,797
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$235,797$80,025$(45,442)$270,380
Running totals
$368,536.01$(270,874.33)

Joel Marchese

Joel Marchese (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$0$7,395$(5,038)$2,356
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$2,356$1,160$(2,426)$1,090
Running totals
$8,555$(7,464)

Jim Stieringer

Jim Stieringer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 2, 2014$0$6,000$(3,995)$2,005
Pre-Primary[20]May 14, 2014$2,005$0$(196)$1,808
Running totals
$6,000$(4,191)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Stieringer's committee owed $6,000 in outstanding loans to Jim Stieringer.

Wayne True

Wayne True (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 14, 2014$0$7,414$(1,760)$5,653
Pre-Primary[22]May 18, 2014$5,653$14,889$(3,284)$17,259
Running totals
$22,303$(5,044)

Larry Wilske

Larry Wilske (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[23]April 14, 2014$0$33,720$(12,543)$21,176
Pre-Primary[24]May 21, 2014$21,176$3,250$(9,573)$14,853
Running totals
$36,970$(22,116)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Wilske's committee owed $25,000 in outstanding loans to Larry Wilske.

John Campbell

John Campbell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$0$1,100$(106)$993
Pre-Primary[26]May 22, 2014$993$4,149$(2,898)$2,243
Running totals
$5,249$(3,004)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Susan Davis (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Nick Popaditch in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 53 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Davis Incumbent 61.4% 164,825
     Republican Nick Popaditch 38.6% 103,482
Total Votes 268,307
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Susan Davis won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Michael Crimmins (R) and Paul Dekker (L) in the general election.[27]

U.S. House, California District 53 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Davis incumbent 62.3% 104,800
     Republican Michael Crimmins 34% 57,230
     Libertarian Paul Dekker 3.7% 6,298
Total Votes 168,328

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, "Susan Davis April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Susan Davis Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Joel Marchese April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Joel Marchese Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Stieringer April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Jim Stieringer Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Wayne True April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Wayne True Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Larry Wilske April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Larry Wilske Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "John Campbell April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "John Campbell Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013