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California had the '''9th''' most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 84.91% of major party primaries having been contested (45 out of 53).  The national average is 54.31%.
 
California had the '''9th''' most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 84.91% of major party primaries having been contested (45 out of 53).  The national average is 54.31%.
  
Forty-six [[U.S. House]] incumbents are seeking re-election in California in 2012.  37 of those 46 (80.43%) faced a primary challenger.  Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).
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Forty-six [[U.S. House]] incumbents ran for re-election in California in 2012.  37 of those 46 (80.43%) faced a primary challenger.  Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).
  
 
==Blanket primary==
 
==Blanket primary==

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2012 U.S. House Elections in California

Primary Date
June 5, 2012

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California took place on November 6, 2012. Voters elected 53 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 53 congressional districts.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 9, 2012
June 5, 2012
November 6, 2012

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: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by May 21. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 22.[1]

See also: California elections, 2012


Nearly $54 million was spent by Super PACs and independent organizations, the most of any state.[2]

According to the New York Times race ratings in October 2012, 12 of the 53 districts are considered to be in play. Those are the 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 36th, 41st, 47th, and 52nd districts.[3]

The Center for Voting and Democracy (Fairvote) projected that Democrats would win 33 districts while Republicans would win 13 seats. It did not make a projection for the remaining seven districts.[4]

Primary competitiveness

See also: National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections

California had the 9th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 84.91% of major party primaries having been contested (45 out of 53). The national average is 54.31%.

Forty-six U.S. House incumbents ran for re-election in California in 2012. 37 of those 46 (80.43%) faced a primary challenger. Nationwide, 200 out of the 386 incumbents seeking re-election faced a primary challenger (51.81%).

Blanket primary

This was the first election year in which California's Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act was in effect. Because of this, all candidates for a seat competed in one blanket primary. The two candidates who received the most votes then advanced to the general election on November 6.

The proposition's intent was to encourage primary competition, which backers of the act said would lead to more moderate legislators being elected. Despite this intention, only a few centrists successfully advanced to the general election. The primary results did reflect an increase in competition, with California's percentage of contested primaries being much higher than the nationwide average.[5]

However, the increase in competition also led to an increase in campaign spending, due to the fact that competition within political parties lasted for the entire year rather than ending after the primary. Experts predict that this will only increase the power of the special interest groups that fund the campaigns.[5]

Raphael J. Sonenshein, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., said the following, "It's hard to argue it's a better system where the incumbent congressman has a huge war chest and nobody else has any money... At least now we can make him spend it."[5]

As a result of the blanket primary, nine of California's 53 congressional districts had same-party candidates battling in the November 6 general election. Of those, seven were between Democrats.[6]

There were also nineteen same-party races in the state legislature in November.[6] Of the total 28 same-party contests, a study by the Public Policy Institute of California rated only twelve as actually competitive. Minor party candidates, meanwhile, were only able to make it to the general election in three races.[7]

This was also the first election after districts were redrawn by an independent commission, rather than partisan legislators, making some districts more competitive between Democrats and Republicans.[8]

“What we’ve noticed is candidates in California playing to a wider ideological audience as a result of the top-two primary, instead of tailoring their message to a very narrow base," said David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.[8]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held 34 of the 53 Congressional seats from California.

Members of the U.S. House from California -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 34 38
     Republican Party 19 15
Total 53 53

Incumbents

The 53 incumbents prior to the election are listed below. Click "show" to reveal the table.

Competitiveness analysis

According to a Cook Political Report analysis, there were 13 congressional districts which had competitive elections in 2012. The ratings are explained as follows:[9]

  • Likely: "These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have the potential to become engaged."
  • Lean: "These are considered competitive races but one party has an advantage."
  • Toss-Up: "These are the most competitive; either party has a good chance of winning."

General election candidates

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Jim Reed
Republican Party Doug La Malfa
Mike Thompson Republican PartyDoug La Malfa Yes
2nd Democratic Party Jared Huffman
Republican Party Daniel Roberts
Wally Herger Democratic PartyJared Huffman Yes
3rd Democratic Party John Garamendi
Republican Party Kim Dolbow Vann
Dan Lungren Democratic PartyJohn Garamendi Yes
4th Democratic Party Jack Uppal
Republican Party Tom McClintock
Tom McClintock Republican PartyTom McClintock No
5th Democratic Party Mike Thompson
Republican Party Randy Loftin
Doris Matsui Democratic PartyMike Thompson No
6th Democratic Party Doris Matsui
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr.
Lynn Woolsey Democratic Party Doris Matsui No
7th Democratic Party Ami Bera
Republican PartyDan Lungren
George Miller Democratic Party Ami Bera No
8th Republican Party Paul Cook
Republican Party Gregg Imus
Nancy Pelosi Republican Party Paul Cook Yes
9th Democratic Party Jerry McNerney
Republican Party Ricky Gill
Barbara Lee Democratic Party Jerry McNerney No
10th Democratic Party Jose Hernandez
Republican Party Jeff Denham
John Garamendi Republican Party Jeff Denham Yes
11th Democratic Party George Miller
Republican Party Virginia Fuller
Jerry McNerney Democratic Party George Miller No
12th Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi
Republican Party John Dennis
Jackie Speier Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi No
13th Democratic Party Barbara Lee
Independent Marilyn Singleton
Pete Stark Democratic Party Barbara Lee No
14th Democratic Party Jackie Speier
Republican Party Deborah Bacigalupi
Anna Eshoo Democratic Party Jackie Speier No
15th Democratic Party Pete Stark
Democratic Party Eric Swalwell
Mike Honda Democratic Party Eric Swalwell No
16th Democratic Party Jim Costa
Republican PartyBrian Daniel Whelan
Zoe Lofgren Democratic Party Jim Costa No
17th Democratic Party Mike Honda
Republican Party Evelyn Li
Sam Farr Democratic Party Mike Honda No
18th Democratic Party Anna Eshoo
Republican Party Dave Chapman
Dennis Cardoza Democratic Party Anna Eshoo No
19th Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren
Republican Party Robert Murray
Jeff Denham Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren Yes
20th Democratic Party Sam Farr
Republican Party Jeff Taylor
Jim Costa Democratic Party Sam Farr No
21st Democratic Party John Hernandez
Republican Party David Valadao
Devin Nunes Republican Party David Valadao No
22nd Democratic Party Otto Lee
Republican Party Devin Nunes
Kevin McCarthy Republican Party Devin Nunes No
23rd Republican Party Kevin McCarthy
Independent Terry Phillips
Lois Capps Republican Party Kevin McCarthy Yes
24th Democratic Party Lois Capps
Republican Party Abel Maldonado
Elton Gallegly Democratic Party Lois Capps Yes
25th Democratic PartyLee Rogers
Republican PartyHoward McKeon
Howard McKeon Republican PartyHoward McKeon No
26th Democratic Party Julia Brownley
Republican Party Tony Strickland
David Dreier Democratic Party Julia Brownley Yes
27th Democratic Party Judy Chu
Republican PartyJack Orswell
Brad Sherman Democratic Party Judy Chu No
28th Democratic Party Adam Schiff
Republican Party Phil Jennerjahn
Howard Berman Democratic Party Adam Schiff No
29th Democratic Party Tony Cardenas
Independent David Hernandez
Adam Schiff Democratic Party Tony Cardenas No
30th Democratic Party Howard Berman
Democratic Party Brad Sherman
Henry Waxman Democratic Party Brad Sherman No
31st Republican Party Bob Dutton
Republican Party Gary Miller
Xavier Becerra Republican Party Gary Miller Yes
32nd Democratic Party Grace Napolitano
Republican Party David Miller
Judy Chu Democratic Party Grace Napolitano No
33rd Democratic Party Henry Waxman
Independent Bill Bloomfield
Karen Bass Democratic Party Henry Waxman No
34th Democratic Party Xavier Becerra
Republican Party Stephen Smith
Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic Party Xavier Becerra No
35th Democratic Party Joe Baca
Democratic Party Gloria Negrete McLeod
Maxine Waters Democratic Party Gloria Negrete McLeod No
36th Democratic Party Raul Ruiz
Republican PartyMary Bono Mack
Janice Hahn Democratic PartyRaul Ruiz No
37th Democratic Party Karen Bass
Republican Party Morgan Osborne
Laura Richardson Democratic Party Karen Bass No
38th Democratic Party Linda Sanchez
Republican Party Benjamin Campos
Grace Napolitano Democratic Party Linda Sanchez No
39th Democratic Party Jay Chen
Republican Party Edward R. Royce
Linda Sanchez Republican Party Edward R. Royce Yes
40th Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard
Democratic Party David Sanchez
Edward Royce Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard Yes
41st Democratic Party Mark Takano
Republican Party John Tavaglione
Jerry Lewis Democratic Party Mark Takano Yes
42nd Democratic Party Michael Williamson
Republican Party Ken Calvert
Gary Miller Republican Party Ken Calvert No
43rd Democratic Party Bob Flores
Democratic Party Maxine Waters
Joe Baca Democratic Party Maxine Waters No
44th Democratic PartyJanice Hahn
Democratic PartyLaura Richardson
Ken Calvert Democratic PartyJanice Hahn Yes
45th Democratic Party Sukhee Kang
Republican Party John Campbell
Mary Bono Mack Republican Party John Campbell No
46th Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez
Republican PartyJerry Hayden
Dana Rohrabacher Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez Yes
47th Democratic Party Alan Lowenthal
Republican Party Gary DeLong
Loretta Sanchez Democratic Party Alan Lowenthal No
48th Democratic Party Ron Varasteh
Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher
John Campbell Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher No
49th Democratic Party Jerry Tetalman
Republican Party Darrell Issa
Darrell Issa Republican Party Darrell Issa No
50th Democratic Party David Secor
Republican Party Duncan Hunter
Brian Bilbray Republican Party Duncan Hunter No
51st Democratic Party Juan Vargas
Republican Party Michael Crimmins
Bob Filner Democratic Party Juan Vargas No
52nd Democratic Party Scott Peters
Republican Party Brian Bilbray
Duncan Hunter Democratic Party Scott Peters Yes
53rd Democratic Party Susan Davis
Republican Party Nick Popaditch
Susan Davis Democratic Party Susan Davis No

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Reed
Republican Party Doug La Malfa Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jared Huffman Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Roberts


June 5, 2012, primary results

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Garamendi Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kim Dolbow Vann


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Timothy Core[16] and Charles Schaupp[17]

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jack Uppal
Republican Party Tom McClintock Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mike Thompson Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Loftin


June 5, 2012, primary results

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Doris Matsui Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr.


June 5, 2012, primary results

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ami Bera Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Lungren


June 5, 2012, primary results

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Cook Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gregg Imus


June 5, 2012, primary results

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jerry McNerney Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ricky Gill


June 5, 2012, primary results

10th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jose Hernandez
Republican Party Jeff Denham Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

11th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party George Miller Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Virginia Fuller


June 5, 2012, primary results

12th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Dennis


June 5, 2012, primary results

13th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Barbara Lee Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Marilyn Singleton


June 5, 2012, primary results

14th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jackie Speier Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Deborah Bacigalupi


June 5, 2012, primary results

15th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Pete Stark
Democratic Party Eric Swalwell Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

16th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Costa Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Daniel Whelan


June 5, 2012, primary results

17th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mike Honda Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Evelyn Li


June 5, 2012, primary results

18th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Anna Eshoo Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Chapman


June 5, 2012, primary results

19th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Murray


June 5, 2012, primary results

20th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Sam Farr Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Taylor


June 5, 2012, primary results

21st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Hernandez
Republican Party David Valadao Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidate withdrew prior to the primary: Michael Rubio[42]

22nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Otto Lee
Republican Party Devin Nunes Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

23rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Kevin McCarthy Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Terry Phillips


June 5, 2012, primary results

24th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lois Capps Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Abel Maldonado


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidate withdrew prior to the primary: Tom Watson[25]

25th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lee Rogers
Republican Party Howard McKeon Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidate withdrew prior to the primary: Laura Molina[47]

26th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Julia Brownley Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Strickland


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Steve Bennett and David Pollock

27th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Judy Chu Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Orswell


June 5, 2012, primary results

28th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Adam Schiff Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phil Jennerjahn


June 5, 2012, primary results

29th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas Green check mark transparent.png
Independent David Hernandez


June 5, 2012, primary results

30th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Howard Berman
Democratic Party Brad Sherman Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

31st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Bob Dutton
Republican Party Gary Miller Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

32nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Grace Napolitano Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Miller


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidates withdrew prior to the primary: Roger Hernandez and Norma Macias

33rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Henry Waxman Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Bill Bloomfield


June 5, 2012, primary results

34th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Xavier Becerra Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Smith


June 5, 2012, primary results

35th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Joe Baca
Democratic Party Gloria Negrete McLeod Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

36th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Raul Ruiz Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Bono Mack


June 5, 2012, primary results

37th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Karen Bass Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Morgan Osborne


June 5, 2012, primary results

38th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Linda Sanchez Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Benjamin Campos


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidate withdrew prior to the primary: Ron Calderon[68][69]

39th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jay Chen
Republican Party Edward R. Royce Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

40th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Sanchez


June 5, 2012, primary results

41st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mark Takano Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Tavaglione


June 5, 2012, primary results

42nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Michael Williamson
Republican Party Ken Calvert Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

43rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Bob Flores
Democratic Party Maxine Waters Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

44th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Janice Hahn Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Laura Richardson


June 5, 2012, primary results

45th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Sukhee Kang
Republican Party John Campbell Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

46th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerry Hayden


June 5, 2012, primary results

47th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Alan Lowenthal Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary DeLong


June 5, 2012, primary results

48th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ron Varasteh
Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

49th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jerry Tetalman
Republican Party Darrell Issa Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

50th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party David Secor
Republican Party Duncan Hunter Green check mark transparent.png


June 5, 2012, primary results

51st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Juan Vargas Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Crimmins


June 5, 2012, primary results

52nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Scott Peters Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Bilbray


June 5, 2012, primary results

Note: The following candidate withdrew prior to the primary: Bobby Nascenzi[94]

53rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Susan Davis Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nick Popaditch


June 5, 2012, primary results

Campaign spending

"So far, California’s House races have drawn more than $38 million in outside spending, far outpacing Illinois, which is in second place with $29 million, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation, a private, nonpartisan organization that tracks campaign spending."[95]

Race background

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in California in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[96] California ranked 2nd on the list.[96]

See also

External links

References

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