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California's 36th Congressional District elections, 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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Raul Ruiz (D), who was first elected in 2012.
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June 3, 2014, primary results
Incumbent Raul Ruiz (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
|U.S. House, California District 36 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mary Bono Mack Incumbent||47.1%||97,953|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013