California's 27th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 27th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Judy Chu Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Judy Chu Democratic Party
Judy Chu.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 27th 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 Judy Chu (D), who was first elected in 2008.

California's 27th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[6]


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Democratic Party Judy Chu Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Orswell

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Judy Chu - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Jack Orswell Approveda

District history


On November 6, 2012, Judy Chu (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jack Orswell in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Chu Incumbent 64% 154,191
     Republican Jack Orswell 36% 86,817
Total Votes 241,008
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Brad Sherman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Reed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 27 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 65.2% 102,927
     Republican Mark Reed 34.8% 55,056
Total Votes 157,983

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