California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 7th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ami Bera Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Toss Up[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 7th 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 Ami Bera (D), who was first elected in 2012.

California's 7th Congressional District is located in the central portion of the state and includes much of Sacramento County.[3]

Candidates

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

Democratic Party Ami Bera
Republican Party Doug Ose


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Ami Bera - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Igor Birman
Republican Party Elizabeth Emken - 2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate[4]
Republican Party Doug Ose Approveda
Libertarian Party Douglas Arthur Tuma
Independent Phill Tufi

Race background

Incumbent Ami Bera (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[5]

Issues

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" 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.[6] 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.[7] Ami Bera voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[8]

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.[9] 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. Ami Bera voted for HR 2775.[10]

Campaign contributions

Ami Bera

Ami Bera (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$107,506.27$303,492.73$(80,953.03)$330,045.97
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$330,045.97$272,095.66$(97,097.63)$505,044.00
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$505,044.00$462,073.51$(68,369.39)$898,748.12
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$898,748$340,671$(87,782)$1,151,637
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$1,151,637$491,299$(173,962)$1,468,974
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$1,468,974$281,601$(152,654)$1,597,921
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2014$1,597,921$439,933$(71,635)$1,966,219
Running totals
$2,591,165.9$(732,453.05)

Igor Birman

Igor Birman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$0.00$162,613.23$(23,892.80)$138,720.43
Year-End[19]January 31, 2014$138,720$84,959$(99,406)$124,273
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$124,273$110,892$(164,811)$70,354
Pre-Primary[21]May 22, 2014$70,354$143,940$(168,648)$45,645
Running totals
$502,404.23$(456,757.8)

Elizabeth Emken

Elizabeth Emken (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[22]July 11, 2013$0.00$301,819.99$(13,644.42)$288,175.57
October Quarterly[23]October 15, 2013$288,175.57$100,573.85$(51,854.69)$336,894.73
Year-End[24]January 31, 2014$336,894$48,605$(79,372)$305,826
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$305,826$110,679$(196,209)$220,351
Pre-Primary[26]May 22, 2014$220,351$50,471$(64,757)$206,065
Running totals
$612,148.84$(405,837.11)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Emken's committee owed $285,000 in outstanding loans to Elizabeth Emken.

Doug Ose

Doug Ose (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[27]April 15, 2013$25,667.22$0.00$(0.00)$25,667.22
July Quarterly[28]July 15, 2013$25,667.22$9,200.00$(2,210.77)$32,656.45
October Quarterly[29]October 15, 2013$32,656.45$489,267.15$(265,680.94)$256,242.66
Year-End[30]January 31, 2014$256,242$129,984$(109,060)$277,166
April Quarterly[31]April 16, 2014$277,166$481,476$(341,002)$417,640
Pre-Primary[32]May 22, 2014$417,640$120,853$(324,160)$214,334
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2014$214,334$332,781$(343,273)$203,841
Running totals
$1,563,561.15$(1,385,386.71)

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Ose's committee owed $350,000 in outstanding loans to Doug Ose.

District history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Ami Bera (D) won election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Lungren in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmi Bera 51.7% 141,241
     Republican Dan Lungren Incumbent 48.3% 132,050
Total Votes 273,291
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, George Miller won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Rick Tubbs in the general election.[34]

U.S. House, California District 7 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Miller Incumbent 68.3% 122,435
     Republican Rick Tubbs 31.7% 56,764
Total Votes 179,199

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  4. The Sacramento Bee, "Elizabeth Emken eyes challenging Ami Bera in Sacramento seat," February 23, 2013
  5. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  6. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  7. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  10. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Ami Bera July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Igor Birman October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Igor Birman Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Igor Birman April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Igor Birman Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Emken July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Emken Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Emken April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Elizabeth Emken Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose April Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose July Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"