California's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 19th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Zoe Lofgren Democratic Party
Zoe Lofgren.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 19th 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
February 20, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

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: Pending

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Zoe Lofgren (D), who was first elected in 1994.

California's 19th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes much of Santa Clara County.[3]


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Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren
Democratic Party Robert Murray

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Robert Murray Approveda


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.[4] 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.[5] Zoe Lofgren voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

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 funds 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.[7] 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. Zoe Lofgren voted for HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Zoe Lofgren

Zoe Lofgren (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 14, 2013$575,964.25$45,240.47$(49,543.88)$571,660.84
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$571,660.84$149,546.50$(62,821.34)$658,386.00
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2013$658,386.00$228,648.22$(91,484.59)$795,549.63
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$795,549$111,681$(58,411)$848,819
April Quarterly[13]April 14, 2014$848,819$129,786$(56,568)$922,037
Pre-Primary[14]May 22, 2014$922,037$51,459$(47,607)$925,889
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$925,889$74,303$(90,025)$910,167
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, Zoe Lofgren (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Robert Murray in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren Incumbent 73.2% 162,300
     Republican Robert Murray 26.8% 59,313
Total Votes 221,613
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Jeff Denham won election to the United States House. He defeated Loraine Goodwin in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, California District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Denham Incumbent 64.7% 128,394
     Democratic Loraine Goodwin 35.3% 69,912
Total Votes 198,306

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