California's 5th Congressional District elections, 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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Thompson (D), who was first elected in 1998.
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General election candidates
June 3, 2014, primary results
|U.S. House, California District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mike Thompson Incumbent||74.5%||202,872|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, California District 5 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Doris Matsui Incumbent||72.1%||124,220|
|Republican||Paul A. Smith||25.3%||43,577|
|Peace and Freedom||Gerald Allen Frink||2.7%||4,594|
- United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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