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California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 48th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Dana Rohrabacher Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Dana Rohrabacher Republican Party
Dana Rohrabacher.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 48th 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 Dana Rohrabacher (R), who was first elected in 1988.

California's 48th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes most of the Orange County coast.[6]


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

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sue Savary

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Wendy Leece
Democratic Party Robert John Banuelos
Democratic Party David Burns
Democratic Party Sue Savary Approveda


Independent Robert Soloway

District history


On November 6, 2012, Dana Rohrabacher (R) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Ron Varasteh in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDana Rohrabacher Incumbent 61% 177,144
     Democratic Ron Varasteh 39% 113,358
Total Votes 290,502
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, John Campbell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Beth Krom and Mike Binkley in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, California District 48 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 59.9% 145,481
     Democratic Beth Krom 36.4% 88,465
     Libertarian Mike Binkley 3.6% 8,773
Total Votes 242,719

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