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{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district of California]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 
{{tnr}}The '''[[California's 2nd congressional district|2nd congressional district of California]]''' will hold an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012.
 
[[File:CA02.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
 
[[File:CA02.jpg|thumb|300px|This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the [[Redistricting in California|2010 redistricting]].]]
Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of March 9, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 5, 2012.
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Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of March 9, 2012. The primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.
  
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Wally Herger]] (R), who was first elected in 1986.  However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.
 
Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Wally Herger]] (R), who was first elected in 1986.  However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic Primary'''</u>
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===Primary election===
:* [[Susan Adams]]: Member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors <ref name=dem1>[http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110825/ARTICLES/110829668 "Lawson jumps into race for North Bay congressional seat", ''pressdemocrat.com'', August 25, 2011]</ref>
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'''''Note:''''' ''Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates compete in one primary.  The two who receive the most votes move on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.
:* [[Andy Caffrey]]: <ref name=dem2>[http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_19141999 "San Rafael businesswoman running for Congress raises big bucks in a hurry", ''marinij.com'', October 18, 2011]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Susan Adams]]: Member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors <ref name=dem1>[http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110825/ARTICLES/110829668 "Lawson jumps into race for North Bay congressional seat", ''pressdemocrat.com'', August 25, 2011]</ref>
:* [[William Courtney (California)|William Courtney]]: <ref name=dem2/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Andy Caffrey]]: <ref name=dem2>[http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_19141999 "San Rafael businesswoman running for Congress raises big bucks in a hurry", ''marinij.com'', October 18, 2011]</ref>
:* [[Jared Huffman]]: Member of the [[California State Assembly]] <ref name=dem1/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[William Courtney (California)|William Courtney]]: <ref name=dem2/>
:* [[Stacey Lawson]]: Businesswoman <ref name=dem1/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jared Huffman]]: Member of the [[California State Assembly]] <ref name=dem1/>
:* [[Tiffany Renee]]: Member of the Petaluma City Council <ref name=dem1/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Stacey Lawson]]: Businesswoman <ref name=dem1/>
:* [[Norman Solomon]]: Activist <ref name=dem1/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Tiffany Renee]]: Member of the Petaluma City Council <ref name=dem1/>
 
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*{{bluedot}} [[Norman Solomon]]: Activist <ref name=dem1/>
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican Primary'''</u>
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*{{reddot}} [[Daniel Roberts]]: Investment company president <ref>[http://novato.patch.com/articles/who-should-represent-us-in-congress-take-our-poll "Who Should Represent us in Congress? Take Our Poll", ''Novato.Patch.com'', October 19, 2011]</ref>
:* [[Daniel Roberts]]: Investment company president <ref>[http://novato.patch.com/articles/who-should-represent-us-in-congress-take-our-poll "Who Should Represent us in Congress? Take Our Poll", ''Novato.Patch.com'', October 19, 2011]</ref>
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==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==

Revision as of 18:09, 25 January 2012

The 2nd congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 2nd congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Wally Herger (R), who was first elected in 1986. However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.

Candidates

Primary election

Note: Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates compete in one primary. The two who receive the most votes move on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Wally Herger won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Reed in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, California District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWally Herger Incumbent 57.2% 130,837
     Democratic Jim Reed 42.8% 98,092
Total Votes 228,929

See also

External links

References