California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 38th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Linda Sanchez Democratic Party
Linda Sanchez.jpg

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 38th 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 Linda Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 2002.

California's 38th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[1]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party Linda Sanchez
Republican Party Benjamin Campos

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Linda Sanchez - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Benjamin Campos 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.[2] 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.[3] Linda Sanchez voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[4]

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.[5] 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. Linda Sanchez voted for HR 2775.[6]

Campaign contributions

Linda Sanchez

Linda Sanchez (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$116,014.76$125,736.20$(100,164.27)$141,586.69
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$141,586.69$164,482.74$(84,428.16)$221,641.27
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$221,641.27$189,002.49$(92,438.64)$318,205.12
Year-End[10]January 31, 2014$318,205$150,094$(113,355)$354,943
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2014$354,943$175,878$(94,034)$436,787
Pre-Primary[12]May 22, 2014$436,787$79,385$(56,682)$459,490
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, Linda Sanchez (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Benjamin Campos in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 38 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez Incumbent 67.5% 145,280
     Republican Benjamin Campos 32.5% 69,807
Total Votes 215,087
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Grace Napolitano won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Robert Vaughn (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, California District 38 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGrace Napolitano incumbent 73.5% 85,459
     Republican Robert Vaughn 26.5% 30,883
Total Votes 116,342

See also

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