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California's 51st Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 51st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Juan Vargas Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 51st Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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 Juan Vargas (D), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 51st Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Imperial County and southern San Diego County.[5]

Candidates

Issues

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] Juan Vargas 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. Juan Vargas voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Juan Vargas

Juan Vargas (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$51,187.75$86,602.88$(98,461.35)$39,329.28
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$39,329.28$103,345.36$(73,544.00)$69,130.64
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$69,130.64$75,704.81$(49,920.35)$94,915.10
Year-End[14]January 30, 2014$94,915$63,493$(86,311)$72,097
Running totals
$329,146.05$(308,236.7)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Juan Vargas (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Crimmins in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 51 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJuan Vargas 71.5% 113,934
     Republican Michael Crimmins 28.5% 45,464
Total Votes 159,398
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bob Filner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Nick Popaditch (R) and Marcus Jay Shapiro (Write-in) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, California District 51 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Filner incumbent 60.1% 86,426
     Republican Nick Popaditch 39.9% 57,488
     Write-in Marcus Jay Shapiro 0% 5
Total Votes 143,919

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