California's 43rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 43rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Maxine Waters Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Maxine Waters Democratic Party
Maxine Waters.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 43rd 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 Maxine Waters (D), who was first elected in 1990.

California's 43rd 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 Maxine Waters Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Wood

June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Maxine Waters - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Wood Approveda

District history


On November 6, 2012, Maxine Waters (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bob Flores in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaxine Waters Incumbent 71.2% 143,123
     Democratic Bob Flores 28.8% 57,771
Total Votes 200,894
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Joe Baca won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Folkens in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Baca Incumbent 65.5% 70,026
     Republican Scott Folkens 34.5% 36,890
Total Votes 106,916

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