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California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 21st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
David Valadao Republican Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 21st Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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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: Voters must register to vote in the primary 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 David G. Valadao (R), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 21st Congressional District is located in the south-central portion of the state and includes Kings County and parts of Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.[5]

Candidates

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[8] 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.[9] David Valadao voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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.[11] 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. David Valadao voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

David Valadao

David Valadao (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$134,784.29$88,403.65$(86,386.36)$136,801.58
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$136,801.58$375,691.29$(63,678.14)$448,814.73
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$448,814.73$244,836.64$(108,810.82)$584,840.55
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$584,840$232,646$(140,952)$676,734
Running totals
$941,577.58$(399,827.32)

Amanda Renteria

Amanda Renteria (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[17]January 31, 2014$0$337,992$(81,255)$256,737
Running totals
$337,992$(81,255)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, David G. Valadao (R) won election to the United States House. He defeated John Hernandez in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid G. Valadao 57.8% 67,164
     Democratic John Hernandez 42.2% 49,119
Total Votes 116,283
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Devin Nunes won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[18]

U.S. House, California District 21 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDevin Nunes incumbent 100% 135,979
Total Votes 135,979

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. Roll Call, "Democrats Ready to Land Recruit in Elusive California District," September 18, 2013
  7. The Fresno Bee, "Political notebook: John Hernandez to seek rematch with David Valadao," October 11, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "David Valadao Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Amanda Renteria Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013