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California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 29th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Tony Cardenas Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tony Cardenas Democratic Party
Tony Cardenas.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 29th 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 Tony Cardenas (D), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 29th 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 Tony Cardenas Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Venice Gamble
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader Approveda

District history


On November 6, 2012, Tony Cardenas (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated David Hernandez in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas 74.1% 111,287
     Independent David Hernandez 25.9% 38,994
Total Votes 150,281
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Adam Schiff won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John P. Colbert and William P. Cushing in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 64.8% 104,374
     Republican John P. Colbert 32% 51,534
     Libertarian William P. Cushing 3.2% 5,218
Total Votes 161,126

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