United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012

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2012 U.S. House Elections in California

Primary Date
June 5, 2012

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2012 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California will take place on November 6, 2012. Voters will elect 53 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 53 congressional districts.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 9, 2012. The primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.

Note: Due to California's recently adopted Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates compete in one primary. The two who receive the most votes move on to the general election, regardless of any party affiliation.

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party holds 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 are 13 congressional districts which may have competitive elections in 2012. The ratings are explained as follows:[1]

  • 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."

Candidates

California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

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[8] and Charles Schaupp[9]

California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 15th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 17th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 20th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2012

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[34]

California's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 24th Congressional District elections, 2012

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[17]

California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

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[39]

California's 26th Congressional District elections, 2012

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

California's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 32nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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

California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 34th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 35th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 36th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 37th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2012

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[60][61]

California's 39th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 40th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 41st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 42nd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 43rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 44th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 45th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 46th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 48th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 49th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 50th Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 51st Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results

California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2012

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[86]

California's 53rd Congressional District elections, 2012

General election candidates

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


June 5, 2012, primary results


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.[87] California ranked 2nd on the list.[87]

See also

External links

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