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{{cadis13congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 13th congressional district|13th congressional district of California]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
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{{cadis13congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 13th Congressional District|13th Congressional District of California]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
  
9th district incumbent [[Barbara Lee]] won the election.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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Former 9th District incumbent [[Barbara Lee]] won the election.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'', "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012]</ref>
  
[[File:CA13.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 13th congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
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[[File:CA13.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 13th Congressional District prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
 
{{Congintro2012
 
{{Congintro2012
 
|Filing deadline=March 9, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=March 9, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 5, 2012
 
|Primary date=June 5, 2012
 
|Primary=California has a [[Blanket primary|top-two primary]] system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.
 
|Primary=California has a [[Blanket primary|top-two primary]] system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.
|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by May 21. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 22.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_faq.htm#vr ''California Secretary of State'' "Elections FAQ," Accessed July 20, 2012]</ref>
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|Voter registration=Voters had to register to [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections|vote in the primary]] by May 21. For the [[Voting in the 2012 general elections|general election]], the voter registration deadline was October 22.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_faq.htm#vr ''California Secretary of State'', "Elections FAQ," accessed July 20, 2012]</ref>
 
|State=California
 
|State=California
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Pete Stark]] (D), who was first elected in 1972.  }}
 
|Incumbent=Heading into the election the incumbent was [[Pete Stark]] (D), who was first elected in 1972.  }}
  
This was the first election which used [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[California's 13th congressional district]] is located in the western portion of the [[California|state]] on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:CA_8,15,11_redistricting_map.png ''California Redistricting Map'' "Map" Accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election which used [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[California's 13th Congressional District]] is located in the western portion of the [[California|state]] on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:CA_8,15,11_redistricting_map.png ''California Redistricting Map'', "Map" accessed September 25, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Blanket primary==
 
==Blanket primary==
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Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., said the following, "It's hard to argue it's a better system where the incumbent congressman has a huge war chest and nobody else has any money... At least now we can make him spend it."<ref name=times/>
 
Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., said the following, "It's hard to argue it's a better system where the incumbent congressman has a huge war chest and nobody else has any money... At least now we can make him spend it."<ref name=times/>
  
As a result of the blanket primary, nine of California's 53 congressional districts had same-party candidates battling in the November 6 general election.  Of those, seven were between Democrats.<ref name=reuters>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/07/us-usa-campaign-primaries-idUSBRE85602U20120607 ''Reuters,'' "Democrats face Democrats in new California election system," June 6, 2012]</ref>
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As a result of the blanket primary, nine congressional districts had same-party candidates battling in the November 6 general election.  Of those, seven were between Democrats.<ref name=reuters>[http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/07/us-usa-campaign-primaries-idUSBRE85602U20120607 ''Reuters,'' "Democrats face Democrats in new California election system," June 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
There were also over a dozen same-party races in the [[California State Legislature|state legislature]] in November.<ref name=reuters/>
 
There were also over a dozen same-party races in the [[California State Legislature|state legislature]] in November.<ref name=reuters/>
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 1, 2012}}
 
 
 
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==Election Results==
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==Election results==
===General election===
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, California District 13 Open
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|party=
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|winner1 = Barbara Lee (D)
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2 = Marilyn Singleton (NPP)
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|candidate3 = Justin Jelincic (D)
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|votes1 = 94709
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|votes2 = 13502
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|votes3 = 5741
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}}
  
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in California]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in California]]''
  
The [[California's 13th congressional district|13th district]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/california-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "California's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The [[California's 13th Congressional District|13th District]] was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/california-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'', "California's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'', "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
*78 percent from the [[California's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
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*78 percent from the [[California's 9th Congressional District|9th congressional district]]
*22 percent from the [[California's 13th congressional district|13th congressional district]]
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*22 percent from the [[California's 13th Congressional District|13th Congressional District]]
  
 
===Registration statistics===
 
===Registration statistics===
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:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[California's 13th congressional district]] has a PVI of D+37, which is the 4th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 90-10 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 87-13 percent over George W. Bush (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[California's 13th Congressional District]] has a PVI of D+37, which is the 4th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[Barack Obama]] (D), 90-10 percent over [[John McCain]] (R). In 2004, [[John Kerry]] (D) won the district 87-13 percent over George W. Bush (R).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'', "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are candidate reports.
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are candidate reports.
 
===Barbara Lee===
 
===Barbara Lee===
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
|Name = Barbara Lee (2012)
 
|Name = Barbara Lee (2012)
 
|Political Party = Democratic
 
|Political Party = Democratic
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/071/12970951071/12970951071.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Barbara Lee April Quarterly," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/071/12970951071/12970951071.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Barbara Lee April Quarterly," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
 
|Date 1 = April 15, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 163472.69
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 163472.69
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|Expenditures 1 = 146214.42
 
|Expenditures 1 = 146214.42
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 109702.77
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 109702.77
|Report 2 = Pre-Primary <ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/075/12971251075/12971251075.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Barbara Lee Pre-Primary," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 = Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/075/12971251075/12971251075.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Barbara Lee Pre-Primary," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 2 = May 24, 2012
 
|Date 2 = May 24, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 109702.77
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 109702.77
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|Name = Marilyn Singleton (2012)
 
|Name = Marilyn Singleton (2012)
 
|Political Party = Independent
 
|Political Party = Independent
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/881/12030773881/12030773881.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Marilyn Singleton April Quarterly," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/881/12030773881/12030773881.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Marilyn Singleton April Quarterly," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 1 = April 9, 2012
 
|Date 1 = April 9, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 1535.99
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 1535.99
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|Expenditures 1 = 13316.05
 
|Expenditures 1 = 13316.05
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 10838.78
 
|Cash on Hand 1 = 10838.78
|Report 2 = Pre-Primary <ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/157/12030814157/12030814157.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Marilyn Singleton Pre-Primary," Accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
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|Report 2 = Pre-Primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/157/12030814157/12030814157.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Marilyn Singleton Pre-Primary," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>
 
|Date 2 = May 24, 2012
 
|Date 2 = May 24, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 10838.78
 
|Beginning Balance 2 = 10838.78
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==District history==
 
==District history==
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, [[Pete Stark]] won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Forest Baker in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, [[Pete Stark]] won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He defeated Forest Baker in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2010
 
{{Election box 2010

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California's 13th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 5, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Barbara Lee Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Pete Stark Democratic Party
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The 13th Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Former 9th District incumbent Barbara Lee won the election.[1]

This is the 13th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 9, 2012
June 5, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: California has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by May 21. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 22.[2]

See also: California elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Pete Stark (D), who was first elected in 1972.

This was the first election which used new district maps based on 2010 Census data. California's 13th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.[3]

Blanket primary

This was the first election year in which California's Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act was in effect. Because of this, all candidates for a seat competed in one blanket primary. The two candidates who received the most votes then advanced to the general election on November 6.

The proposition's intent was to encourage primary competition, which backers of the act said would lead to more moderate legislators being elected. Despite this intention, only a few centrists successfully advanced to the general election. The primary results did reflect an increase in competition, with California's percentage of contested primaries being much higher than the nationwide average.[4]

However, the increase in competition also led to an increase in campaign spending, due to the fact that competition within political parties lasted for the entire year rather than ending after the primary. Experts predict that this will only increase the power of the special interest groups that fund the campaigns.[4]

Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., said the following, "It's hard to argue it's a better system where the incumbent congressman has a huge war chest and nobody else has any money... At least now we can make him spend it."[4]

As a result of the blanket primary, nine congressional districts had same-party candidates battling in the November 6 general election. Of those, seven were between Democrats.[5]

There were also over a dozen same-party races in the state legislature in November.[5]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Barbara Lee Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Marilyn Singleton


June 5, 2012, primary results

Election results

U.S. House, California District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee Incumbent 86.8% 250,436
     Independent Marilyn M. Singleton 13.2% 38,146
Total Votes 288,582
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 13 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Lee (D) Incumbent 83.1% 94,709
Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Singleton (NPP) 11.8% 13,502
Justin Jelincic (D) 5% 5,741
Total Votes 113,952

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

The 13th District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[7][8]

Registration statistics

As of October 23, 2012, District 13 had the following partisan registration breakdown according to the California Secretary of State:

California Congressional District 13[9]
Congressional District District Total Democrats Republicans Other & Unaffiliated Advantage Party Advantage Change in Advantage from 2010
District 13 373,247 238,327 32,237 102,683 Democratic 639.30% 425.11%
"Party advantage" is the percentage gap between the two major parties in registered voters. "Change in advantage" is the spread in difference of party advantage between 2010 and 2012 based on the congressional district number only.

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. California's 13th District became more Democratic because of redistricting.[10]

  • 2012: 86D / 14R
  • 2010: 85D / 15R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. California's 13th Congressional District has a PVI of D+37, which is the 4th most Democratic district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by Barack Obama (D), 90-10 percent over John McCain (R). In 2004, John Kerry (D) won the district 87-13 percent over George W. Bush (R).[11]

Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2012$163,472.69$92,444.50$(146,214.42)$109,702.77
Pre-Primary[13]May 24, 2012$109,702.77$54,399$(61,005.25)$103,096.52
Running totals
$146,843.5$(207,219.67)

Marilyn Singleton

Marilyn Singleton (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 9, 2012$1,535.99$22,618.84$(13,316.05)$10,838.78
Pre-Primary[15]May 24, 2012$10,838.78$9,006.18$(9,972.25)$9,872.71
Running totals
$31,625.02$(23,288.3)

District history

Candidate Ballot Access
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2010

On November 2, 2010, Pete Stark won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Forest Baker in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, California District 13 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPete Stark Incumbent 72.2% 118,278
     Republican Forest Baker 27.8% 45,575
Total Votes 163,853

See also

External links

References