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California's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 6th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Doris Matsui Democratic Party
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 6th Congressional District of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Doris Matsui (D) and Joseph McCray, Sr. (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3 unopposed. Matsui 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 Doris Matsui (D), who was first elected in 2004.

California's 6th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and is centered in Sacramento.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Doris Matsui
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr.


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Doris Matsui - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr. Approveda

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] Doris Matsui 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. Doris Matsui voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$196,909.77$105,303.40$(66,869.24)$235,343.93
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$235,343.93$245,792.20$(109,241.83)$371,894.30
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2013$372,621.18$115,579.83$(103,854.15)$384,346.86
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$384,346$104,484$(81,488)$407,097
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$407,097$82,670$(99,154)$390,613
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$390,613$96,923$(55,181)$432,355
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2014$432,355$106,273$(70,127)$468,699
Running totals
$857,025.43$(585,915.22)

Joseph McCray, Sr.

Joseph McCray (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 17, 2013$5$120$(45)$80
July Quarterly[19]July 5, 2013$80$4,450$(4,470)$60
October Quarterly[20]October 3, 2013$60$5,410$(3,333)$2,137
Year-End[21]January 4, 2014$2,137$4,362$(6,418)$80
April Quarterly[22]April 6, 2014$80$400$(300)$180
Pre-Primary[23]May 17, 2014$180$1,267$(1,121)$326
Running totals
$16,009$(15,687)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, McCray's committee owed $17,592 in outstanding loans to Joseph McCray.

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Doris Matsui (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Joseph McCray, Sr. in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoris Matsui Incumbent 75.1% 160,667
     Republican Joseph McCray, Sr. 24.9% 53,406
Total Votes 214,073
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Lynn Woolsey won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jim Judd (R), Eugene Ruyle (P&F) and Joel Smolen (L) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, California District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Woolsey incumbent 65.9% 172,216
     Republican Jim Judd 29.6% 77,361
     Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle 2.3% 5,915
     Libertarian Joel Smolen 2.2% 5,660
Total Votes 261,152

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, "Doris Matsui April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Doris Matsui July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray July Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray October Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray Year-End," accessed May 5, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph McCray Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013