California's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 12th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Nancy Pelosi Democratic Party
Nancy Pelosi.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 12th congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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.[3][4][5]

Heading into the election the incumbent is Nancy Pelosi (D), who was first elected in 1986.

California's 12th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes San Francisco County.[6]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Dennis

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party David Peterson
Democratic Party Michael Steger
Republican Party John Dennis Approveda
Green Party Barry Hermanson
Peace and Freedom Party Frank Lara
Independent Desmond Thorsson
Independent Jim Welles


Republican Party Curtis Davies

District history


On November 6, 2012, Nancy Pelosi (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated John Dennis in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Pelosi Incumbent 85.1% 253,709
     Republican John Dennis 14.9% 44,478
Total Votes 298,187
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jackie Speier won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Mike Moloney and Mark Paul Williams in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 12 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJackie Speier Incumbent 75.6% 152,044
     Republican Mike Moloney 22.1% 44,475
     Libertarian Mark Paul Williams 2.3% 4,611
Total Votes 201,130

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