California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Garamendi Democratic Party
John Garamendi.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Likely D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd 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
March 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: 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]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[6]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is John Garamendi (D), who was first elected in 2008.

California's 3rd Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes the counties of Glenn, Lake, Colusa, Yolo, Solano, Sutter and Yuba, as well as southwestern Sacramento County.[7]


General election candidates

Democratic Party John Garamendi
Republican Party Dan Logue

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party John Garamendi - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Dan Logue Approveda


Independent Ryan Harter


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.[8] 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.[9] John Garamendi voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[10]

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 funded 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.[11] 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. John Garamendi voted for HR 2775.[12]

Campaign contributions

John Garamendi

John Garamendi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$40,280.08$148,060.48$(129,067.97)$59,272.59
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$59,272.59$180,721.31$(115,796.84)$124,197.06
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$124,197.06$154,683.54$(86,165.31)$192,715.29
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$192,715$115,073$(91,604)$216,183
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$216,183$144,451$(112,658)$247,977
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$247,977$102,418$(85,832)$264,562
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$264,562$144,814$(66,943)$342,433
Running totals

Dan Logue

Dan Logue (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$0.00$101,796.00$(1,097.08)$100,698.92
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$100,698.92$205,225.00$(116,888.53)$189,035.39
Year-End[22]January 31, 2014$189,035$205,058$(143,224)$250,868
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$250,868$208,060$(176,099)$282,829
Pre-Primary[24]May 22, 2014$282,829$193,662$(201,705)$274,786
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$274,786$266,671$(217,574)$323,883
Running totals

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Logue's committee owed $560,000 in outstanding loans to Dan Logue.

District history

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On November 6, 2012, John Garamendi (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Dolbow Vann in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi Incumbent 54.2% 126,882
     Republican Kim Vann 45.8% 107,086
Total Votes 233,968
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Daniel Lungren won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ami Bera (D), Jerry Leidecker (American Independent), Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) and Mike Roskey (P&F) in the general election.[26]

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Lungren incumbent 50.1% 131,169
     Democratic Ami Bera 43.2% 113,128
     American Independent Jerry Leidecker 2.5% 6,577
     Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma 2.4% 6,275
     Peace and Freedom Mike Roskey 1.8% 4,789
Total Votes 261,938

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  10. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  12. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013