California's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 18th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Anna Eshoo Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Anna Eshoo Democratic Party
Anna Eshoo.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 18th 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.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[6]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Anna Eshoo (D), who was first elected in 1992.

California's 18th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Santa Cruz County and parts of Santa Clara County .[7]


General election candidates

Democratic Party Anna Eshoo Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Fox

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Anna Eshoo - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Bruce Anderson
Republican Party Oscar Alejandro Braun
Republican Party Richard Fox Approveda


Republican Party Wilson Farrar


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.[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] Anna Eshoo voted against 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. Anna Eshoo voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

Anna Eshoo

Anna Eshoo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$373,558.46$50,186.66$(103,815.80)$319,929.32
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$319,929.32$193,360.89$(149,434.96)$363,855.25
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$363,855.25$198,202.87$(84,380.25)$477,677.87
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$477,677$177,717$(160,654)$494,740
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$494,740$159,265$(254,852)$399,153
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$399,153$163,649$(109,620)$453,182
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$453,182$145,398$(149,339)$449,240
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$449,240$244,169$(253,953)$439,456
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot access
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On November 6, 2012, Anna Eshoo (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Dave Chapman in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Eshoo Incumbent 70.5% 212,831
     Republican Dave Chapman 29.5% 89,103
Total Votes 301,934
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Dennis Cardoza won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michael Clare Berryhill, Sr. (R) in the general election.[21]

U.S. House, California District 18 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Cardoza incumbent 58.5% 72,853
     Republican Michael Clare Berryhill, Sr. 41.5% 51,716
Total Votes 124,569

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  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, "Anna Eshoo April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Anna Eshoo October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013