California's 49th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 49th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Darrell Issa Republican Party
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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 49th 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 Darrell Issa (R), who was first elected in 2000.

California's 49th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes Southern Orange County and western San Diego County.[3]


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 Darrell Issa
Democratic Party Dave Peiser

June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Darrell Issa - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Noboru Isagawa
Democratic Party Dave Peiser[4] Approveda


Democratic Party Johnny Moore


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[5] 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.[6] Darrell Issa voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[7]

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.[8] 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. Darrell Issa voted for HR 2775.[9]

Campaign contributions

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$1,749,490.41$291,527.07$(122,866.56)$1,918,150.92
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2013$1,918,150.92$737,108.68$(257,772.83)$2,397,486.77
October Quarterly[12]October 14, 2013$2,397,486.77$599,321.33$(319,949.21)$2,676,858.89
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$2,676,858$520,980$(196,104)$3,001,734
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$3,001,734$424,320$(279,444)$3,146,610
Pre-Primary[15]May 21, 2014$3,146,610$181,158$(126,025)$3,201,744
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2014$3,201,744$326,193$(154,270)$3,373,667
Running totals

District history


On November 6, 2012, Darrell Issa (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jerry Tetalman in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 58.2% 159,725
     Democratic Jerry Tetalman 41.8% 114,893
Total Votes 274,618
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Darrell Issa won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Howard Katz, Dion Clark and Mike Paster in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 62.8% 119,088
     Democratic Howard Katz 31.5% 59,714
     American Independent Dion Clark 3.5% 6,585
     Libertarian Mike Paster 2.3% 4,290
Total Votes 189,677

See also

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