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Heading into the election the incumbent is [[Loretta Sanchez]] (D), who was first elected in 1996.  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 [[Loretta Sanchez]] (D), who was first elected in 1996.  However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.
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According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 47th district is one of 13 congressional districts in California that may be competitive in 2012.  The analysis rated it as Likely Democratic.<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/charts/house/competitive_2012-02-17_07-56-55.php The Cook Political Report 2012 Competitive House Race Chat]</ref>
  
 
'''''Note:''''' ''Due to California's recently adopted [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|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.
 
'''''Note:''''' ''Due to California's recently adopted [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|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.

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California's 47th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 5, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Alan Lowenthal Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Loretta Sanchez Democratic Party
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 47th congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 47th 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 Loretta Sanchez (D), who was first elected in 1996. However, due to heavy redistricting, the current incumbent of the district will most likely no longer remain in the district.

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, the 47th district is one of 13 congressional districts in California that may be competitive in 2012. The analysis rated it as Likely Democratic.[1]

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.

Candidates

Primary election

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

District history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Loretta Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Van Tran and Cecilia Iglesias in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoretta Sanchez Incumbent 53% 50,832
     Republican Van Tran 39.3% 37,679
     Independent Cecilia Iglesias 7.8% 7,443
Total Votes 95,954

See also

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