United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012
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All 53 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 19
Seats won 38 15
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4
Popular vote 7,392,703 4,530,012
Percentage 60.57% 37.12%
Swing Increase 7.18% Decrease 6.38%

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     Democratic hold     Democratic gain (including new seats)     Republican hold     Republican gain (new seats)

The 2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California were held on November 6, 2012, with a primary election on June 5, 2012. Voters elected the 53 U.S. representatives from the state, one from each of the state's 53 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a quadrennial presidential election and a U.S. Senate election.

According to The Cook Political Report and Roll Call, the most competitive districts were the 7th, 10th, 26th, 36th, and 52nd, with the 3rd, 9th, 24th, 41st, and 47th as less than safe.[1][2] Roll Call additionally listed the 21st district as competitive. Voters in fourteen districts elected new representatives: the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 15th, 21st, 26th, 29th, 35th, 36th, 41st, 47th, 51st, and 52nd. Two districts, the 30th and the 44th, had two incumbents running against each other.

This was the first election using congressional districts drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The districts, based on the 2010 United States Census, were approved on August 15, 2011.[3] It was also be the first non-special election to use the nonpartisan blanket primary system established by Proposition 14. As a result, eight districts featured general elections with two candidates of the same party: the 15th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 43rd, and 44th with two Democrats, and the 8th and 31st with two Republicans.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012
Primary election — June 5, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Candidates Advancing to general Seats contesting
Democratic 2,643,313 53.41% 107 56 50
Republican 2,072,433 41.87% 98 46 44
No party preference 189,783 3.83% 25 4 4
Green 26,674 0.54% 6 0 0
Libertarian 14,787 0.30% 4 0 0
Peace and Freedom 2,415 0.05% 2 0 0
Valid votes 4,949,405 92.89%
Invalid votes 378,891 7.11%
Totals 5,328,296 100.00% 242 106
Voter turnout 31.06%
United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012
General election — November 6, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 7,392,703 60.57% 38 Increase 4
Republican 4,530,012 37.12% 15 Decrease 4
No party preference 281,642 2.31% 0 Steady
Valid votes 12,204,357 92.44%
Invalid or blank votes 997,801 7.56%
Totals 13,202,158 100.00% 53
Voter turnout 72.36%

Districts[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is based in inland Northern California and includes Chico and Redding. Republican Wally Herger, who represented the 2nd district from 1987 to 2013, retired.[4]

California's 1st congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa 66,527 37.9%
Democratic Jim Reed 43,409 24.8%
Republican Sam Aanestad 25,224 14.4%
Republican Michael Dacquisto 10,530 6.0%
Republican Pete Stiglich 10,258 5.8%
Democratic Nathan Arrowsmith 8,598 4.9%
No party preference Gary Allen Oxley 5,901 3.4%
Republican Gregory Cheadle 4,939 2.8%
Totals 175,386 100.0%
General election
Republican Doug LaMalfa 168,827 57.4%
Democratic Jim Reed 125,386 42.6%
Totals 294,213 100.0%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is based in California's North Coast and includes Marin County and Eureka. Democrat Lynn Woolsey, who represented the 6th district from 1993 to 2013, retired.[5]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jared Huffman 63,922 37.5%
Republican Daniel Roberts 25,635 15.0%
Democratic Norman Solomon 25,462 14.9%
Democratic Stacey Lawson 16,946 9.9%
Democratic Susan Adams 14,041 8.2%
Republican Mike Halliwell 10,008 5.9%
No party preference Brooke Clarke 3,715 2.2%
Democratic Tiffany Renée 3,033 1.8%
No party preference John Lewallen 2,488 1.5%
Democratic William L. Courtney 2,385 1.4%
Democratic Andy Caffrey 1,737 1.0%
Democratic Larry Fritzlan 1,151 0.7%
Totals 170,523 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jared Huffman 226,216 71.2%
Republican Daniel Roberts 91,310 28.8%
Totals 317,526 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is based in north central California and includes Davis, Fairfield, and Yuba City. Democrat John Garamendi, who represented the 10th district from 2009 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 3rd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Garamendi (incumbent) 59,546 51.5%
Republican Kim Vann 30,254 26.2%
Republican Rick Tubbs 17,902 15.5%
Republican Tony Carlos 5,541 4.8%
Republican Eugene Ray 2,438 2.1%
Totals 115,681 100.0%
General election
Democratic John Garamendi (incumbent) 126,882 54.2%
Republican Kim Vann 107,086 45.8%
Totals 233,968 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is based in east central California and includes Lake Tahoe, Roseville, and Yosemite National Park. Republican Tom McClintock, who has represented the 4th district since 2009, won reelection here.

California's 4th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McClintock (incumbent) 114,311 64.8%
Democratic Jack Uppal 62,130 35.2%
Totals 176,441 100.0%
General election
Republican Tom McClintock (incumbent) 197,803 61.1%
Democratic Jack Uppal 125,885 38.9%
Totals 323,688 100.0%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is based in the North Bay and includes Napa, Santa Rosa, and Vallejo. Democrat Mike Thompson, who represented the 1st district from 1999 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 5th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson (incumbent) 95,748 72.2%
Republican Randy Loftin 22,137 16.7%
Republican Stewart John Cilley 14,734 11.1%
Totals 132,619 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mike Thompson (incumbent) 202,872 74.5%
Republican Randy Loftin 69,545 25.5%
Totals 272,417 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is based in north central California and includes Sacramento. Democrat Doris Matsui, who represented the 5th district from 2005 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 6th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doris Matsui (incumbent) 67,174 71.4%
Republican Joseph McCray, Sr. 15,647 16.6%
Republican Erik Smitt 11,254 12.0%
Totals 94,075 100.0%
General election
Democratic Doris Matsui (incumbent) 160,667 75.1%
Republican Joseph McCray, Sr. 53,406 24.9%
Totals 214,073 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is based in north central California and includes eastern Sacramento County. Republican Dan Lungren, who represented the 3rd district from 2005 to 2013 and previously served from 1979 until 1989, lost reelection here to Democrat Ami Bera.

California's 7th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 63,586 52.7%
Democratic Ami Bera 49,433 41.0%
No party preference Curt Taras 3,854 3.2%
Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma 3,707 3.1%
Totals 120,580 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ami Bera 141,241 51.7%
Republican Dan Lungren (incumbent) 132,050 48.3%
Totals 273,291 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

The 8th district is based in the eastern High Desert and includes Victorville and Yucaipa. Republican Jerry Lewis, who represented the 41st district from 2003 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1983, retired.[6]

California's 8th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gregg Imus 12,754 15.6%
Republican Paul Cook 12,517 15.3%
Republican Phil Liberatore 12,277 15.0%
Democratic Jackie Conaway 11,674 14.3%
Republican Brad Mitzelfelt 8,801 10.8%
Democratic John Pinkerton 7,941 9.7%
Republican Angela Valles 4,924 6.0%
Republican Ryan McEachron 3,181 3.9%
No party preference Anthony Adams 2,750 3.4%
Republican Bill Jensen 1,850 2.3%
Republican George T. Craig 1,376 1.7%
Republican Joseph D. Napolitano 1,050 1.3%
Republican Dennis L. Albertsen 761 0.9%
Totals 81,856 100.0%
General election
Republican Paul Cook 103,093 57.4%
Republican Gregg Imus 76,551 42.6%
Totals 179,644 100.0%
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

The 9th district is based in the Central Valley and includes the San Joaquin Delta and Stockton. Democrat Jerry McNerney, who represented the 11th district from 2007 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 9th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry McNerney (incumbent) 45,696 47.8%
Republican Ricky Gill 38,488 40.2%
Republican John McDonald 11,458 12.0%
Totals 95,642 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jerry McNerney (incumbent) 118,373 55.6%
Republican Ricky Gill 94,704 44.4%
Totals 213,077 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The 10th district is based in the Central Valley and includes Modesto and Tracy. Republican Jeff Denham, who represented the 19th district from 2011 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 10th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Denham (incumbent) 45,779 49.2%
Democratic José Hernández 26,072 28.0%
No party preference Chad M. Condit 13,983 15.0%
Democratic Michael J. "Mike" Barkley 5,028 5.4%
No party preference Troy Wayne McComack 2,114 2.3%
Totals 92,976 100.0%
General election
Republican Jeff Denham (incumbent) 110,265 52.7%
Democratic José Hernández 98,934 47.3%
Totals 209,199 100.0%
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is based in the East Bay and includes Concord and Richmond. Democrat George Miller, who represented the 7th district from 1975 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 11th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 76,163 58.5%
Republican Virginia Fuller 40,333 31.0%
Democratic John Fitzgerald 9,092 7.0%
Democratic Cheryl Sudduth 4,635 3.6%
Totals 130,223 100.0%
General election
Democratic George Miller (incumbent) 200,743 69.7%
Republican Virginia Fuller 87,136 30.3%
Totals 287,879 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

The 12th district is based in the Bay Area and includes most of San Francisco. House Democratic Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who represented the 8th district from 1993 to 2013 and previously represented the 5th district from 1987 until 1993, won reelection here.

California's 12th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 89,446 74.9%
Republican John Dennis 16,206 13.6%
Green Barry Hermanson 6,398 5.4%
Democratic David Peterson 3,756 3.1%
Democratic Summer Justice Shields 2,146 1.9%
Democratic Américo Arturo Díaz 1,499 1.3%
Totals 119,451 100.0%
General election
Democratic Nancy Pelosi (incumbent) 253,709 85.1%
Republican John Dennis 44,478 14.9%
Totals 298,187 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is based in the East Bay and includes Berkeley and Oakland. Democrat Barbara Lee, who represented the 9th district from 1998 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 13th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Lee (incumbent) 94,709 83.1%
No party preference Marilyn M. Singleton 13,502 11.8%
Democratic Justin Jelincic 5,741 5.0%
Totals 113,952 100.0%
General election
Democratic Barbara Lee (incumbent) 250,436 86.8%
No party preference Marilyn M. Singleton 38,146 13.2%
Totals 288,582 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

The 14th district is based in the Bay Area and includes most of San Mateo County. Democrat Jackie Speier, who represented the 12th district from 2008 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 14th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 80,850 74.3%
Republican Deborah (Debbie) Bacigalupi 23,299 21.4%
Democratic Michael J. Moloney 4,607 4.2%
Totals 108,756 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 203,828 78.9%
Republican Deborah (Debbie) Bacigalupi 54,455 21.1%
Totals 258,283 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

The 15th district is based in the East Bay and includes Hayward and Livermore. Democrat Pete Stark, who represented the 13th district from 1993 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1973, lost reelection here to fellow Democrat Eric Swalwell.

California's 15th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 39,943 42.1%
Democratic Eric Swalwell 34,347 36.0%
No party preference Christopher "Chris" J. Pareja 20,618 21.7%
Totals 94,908 100.0%
General election
Democratic Eric Swalwell 120,388 52.1%
Democratic Pete Stark (incumbent) 110,646 47.9%
Totals 231,034 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

The 16th district is based in the Central Valley and includes Fresno and Merced. Democrat Dennis Cardoza, who represented the 18th district from 2003 to 2013, retired.[7] Democrat Jim Costa, who represented the 20th district from 2005 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 16th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 25,355 42.7%
Republican Brian Daniel Whelan 15,053 25.3%
Republican Johnny M. Tacherra 6,776 11.4%
Republican Mark Garcia 6,529 11.0%
Democratic Loraine Goodwin 5,703 9.6%
Totals 59,416 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 84,649 57.4%
Republican Brian Daniel Whelan 62,801 42.6%
Totals 147,450 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

The 17th district is based in the Bay Area and includes Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Fremont, and Milpitas. Democrat Mike Honda, who represented the 15th district from 2001 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 17th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 60,252 66.7%
Republican Evelyn Li 24,916 27.6%
No party preference Charles Richardson 5,163 5.7%
Totals 90,331 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mike Honda (incumbent) 159,392 73.5%
Republican Evelyn Li 57,336 26.5%
Totals 216,728 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

The 18th district is based in the Bay Area and includes Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Saratoga. Democrat Anna Eshoo, who represented the 14th district from 1993 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 18th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 86,851 61.5%
Republican Dave Chapman 42,174 29.8%
Democratic William Parks 6,504 4.6%
Green Carol Brouillet 5,777 4.1%
Totals 141,306 100.0%
General election
Democratic Anna Eshoo (incumbent) 212,831 70.5%
Republican Dave Chapman 89,103 29.5%
Totals 301,934 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

The 19th district is based in the South Bay and includes most of San Jose. Democrat Zoe Lofgren, who represented the 16th district from 1995 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 19th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 60,726 65.2%
Republican Robert Murray 21,421 23.0%
Republican Phat Nguyen 7,192 7.7%
No party preference Jay Cabrera 3,829 4.1%
Totals 93,168 100.0%
General election
Democratic Zoe Lofgren (incumbent) 162,300 73.2%
Republican Robert Murray 59,313 26.8%
Totals 221,613 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

The 20th district is based in the Central Coast and includes Monterey and Santa Cruz. Democrat Sam Farr, who represented the 17th district from 1993 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 20th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 68,895 64.4%
Republican Jeff Taylor 23,905 22.3%
Republican Mike LeBarre 5,487 5.1%
Democratic Art Dunn 4,095 3.8%
Green Eric Petersen 2,211 2.1%
No party preference Robert Paul Kabat 1,733 1.6%
No party preference Dan Caudle 703 0.7%
Totals 107,029 100.0%
General election
Democratic Sam Farr (incumbent) 172,996 74.1%
Republican Jeff Taylor 60,566 25.9%
Totals 233,562 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

The 21st district is based in the Central Valley and includes Hanford and parts of Bakersfield. The district had no incumbent.

California's 21st congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Valadao 27,251 57.0%
Democratic John Hernandez 10,575 22.1%
Democratic Blong Xiong 9,990 20.9%
Totals 47,816 100.0%
General election
Republican David Valadao 67,164 57.8%
Democratic John Hernandez 49,119 42.2%
Totals 116,283 100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

District 22[edit]

The 22nd district is based in the Central Valley and includes Clovis, Tulare, and Visalia. Republican Devin Nunes, who represented the 21st district from 2003 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 22nd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 67,386 70.6%
Democratic Otto Lee 28,091 29.4%
Totals 95,477 100.0%
General election
Republican Devin Nunes (incumbent) 132,386 61.9%
Democratic Otto Lee 81,555 38.1%
Totals 213,941 100.0%
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

The 23rd district is based in the southern Central Valley and includes parts of Bakersfield. House Majority Whip and Republican Kevin McCarthy, who represented the 22nd district from 2007 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 23rd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (incumbent) 71,109 72.2%
No party preference Terry Phillips 17,018 17.3%
Republican Eric Parker 10,414 10.6%
Totals 98,541 100.0%
General election
Republican Kevin McCarthy (incumbent) 158,161 73.2%
No party preference Terry Phillips 57,842 26.8%
Totals 216,003 100.0%
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

The 24th district is based in the Central Coast and includes San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Democrat Lois Capps, who represented California's 23rd congressional district from 2003 to 2013 and the 22nd district from 1998 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 24th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (incumbent) 72,356 46.4%
Republican Abel Maldonado 46,295 29.7%
Republican Christopher Mitchum 33,604 21.5%
No party preference Matt Boutté 3,832 2.5%
Totals 156,087 100.0%
General election
Democratic Lois Capps (incumbent) 156,749 55.1%
Republican Abel Maldonado 127,746 44.9%
Totals 284,495 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

The 25th district is based in northern Los Angeles County and includes Palmdale and Santa Clarita. Republican Howard "Buck" McKeon, who has represented the 25th district since 1993, won reelection here.

California's 25th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard "Buck" McKeon (incumbent) 39,997 50.5%
Democratic Lee C. Rogers 23,542 29.7%
Republican Dante Acosta 10,387 13.1%
Republican Cathie Wright 5,215 6.6%
Totals 79,141 100.0%
General election
Republican Howard "Buck" McKeon (incumbent) 129,593 54.8%
Democratic Lee C. Rogers 106,982 45.2%
Totals 236,575 100.0%
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

The 26th district is based in the southern Central Coast and includes Oxnard and Thousand Oaks. Republican Elton Gallegly, who represented the 24th district from 2003 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1987, retired.[8]

California's 26th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland 49,043 44.1%
Democratic Julia Brownley 29,892 26.9%
No party preference Linda Parks 20,301 18.3%
Democratic Jess Herrera 7,244 6.5%
Democratic David Cruz Thayne 2,809 2.5%
Democratic Alex Maxwell Goldberg 1,880 1.7%
Totals 111,169 100.0%
General election
Democratic Julia Brownley 139,072 52.7%
Republican Tony Strickland 124,863 47.3%
Totals 263,935 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 27[edit]

The 27th district is based in the San Gabriel Foothills and includes Alhambra and Pasadena. Democrat Judy Chu, who represented the 32nd district from 2009 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 27th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (incumbent) 50,203 57.8%
Republican Jack Orswell 20,868 24.0%
Republican Bob Duran 15,819 18.2%
Totals 86,890 100.0%
General election
Democratic Judy Chu (incumbent) 154,191 64.0%
Republican Jack Orswell 86,817 36.0%
Totals 241,008 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

The 28th district is based in the northern Los Angeles suburbs and includes Burbank and Glendale as well as parts of central Los Angeles. Democrat Adam Schiff, who represented the 29th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 27th district from 2001 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 28th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Schiff (incumbent) 42,797 59.0%
Republican Phil Jennerjahn 12,633 17.4%
Republican Jenny Worman 5,978 8.2%
Republican Garen Mailyan 3,749 5.2%
Democratic Sal Genovese 2,829 3.9%
Democratic Massie Munroe 2,437 3.4%
Democratic Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld 2,119 2.9%
Totals 72,542 100.0%
General election
Democratic Adam Schiff (incumbent) 188,703 76.5%
Republican Phil Jennerjahn 58,008 23.5%
Totals 246,711 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

The 29th district is based in the northeastern San Fernando Valley. The district had no incumbent.

California's 29th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Cardenas 24,882 64.4%
No party preference David R. Hernandez 8,382 21.7%
Democratic Richard Valdez 5,379 13.9%
Totals 38,643 100.0%
General election
Democratic Tony Cardenas 111,287 74.1%
No party preference David R. Hernandez 38,994 25.9%
Totals 150,281 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 30[edit]

The 30th district is based in the western San Fernando Valley and includes Sherman Oaks. Democrat Brad Sherman, who represented the 27th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 24th district from 1997 to 2003, defeated fellow Democrat Howard Berman, who represented the 28th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 26th district from 1983 to 2003.

California's 30th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 40,589 42.4%
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 31,086 32.5%
Republican Mark Reed 11,991 12.5%
Republican Navraj Singh 5,521 5.8%
Republican Susan Shelley 3,878 4.0%
Green Michael W. Powelson 1,976 2.1%
Democratic Vince Gilmore 792 0.8%
Totals 95,833 100.0%
General election
Democratic Brad Sherman (incumbent) 149,456 60.3%
Democratic Howard Berman (incumbent) 98,395 39.7%
Totals 247,851 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

The 31st district is based in the Inland Empire and includes San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga. Republicans David Dreier, who represented the 26th district from 2003 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1978, and Jerry Lewis, who represented the 41st district from 2003 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1979, retired.[6][9] Republican Gary Miller, who represented the 42nd district from 2003 to 2013 and the 41st district from 1999 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 31st congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Miller (incumbent) 16,708 26.7%
Republican Robert Dutton 15,557 24.8%
Democratic Pete Aguilar 14,181 22.6%
Democratic Justin Kim 8,487 13.5%
Democratic Renea Wickman 4,188 6.7%
Democratic Rita Ramirez-Dean 3,546 5.7%
Totals 62,667 100.0%
General election
Republican Gary Miller (incumbent) 88,964 55.2%
Republican Robert Dutton 72,255 44.8%
Totals 161,219 100.0%
Republican hold

District 32[edit]

The 32nd district is based in the San Gabriel Valley and includes El Monte and West Covina. Republican David Dreier, who represented the 26th district from 2003 to 2013 and its predecessors since 1978, retired.[9] Democrat Grace Napolitano, who represented the 38th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 34th district from 1999 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 32nd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 24,094 46.1%
Republican David L. Miller 21,843 41.8%
Democratic G. Bill Gonzalez 6,322 12.1%
Totals 52,259 100.0%
General election
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 124,903 65.7%
Republican David L. Miller 65,208 34.3%
Totals 190,111 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 33[edit]

The 33rd district is based in coastal Los Angeles County and includes Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Democrat Henry Waxman, who represented the 30th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 24th and 29th districts from 1975 to 1993 and 1993 to 2003 respectively, won reelection here.

California's 33rd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 51,235 45.3%
No party preference Bill Bloomfield 27,850 24.6%
Republican Christopher David 17,264 15.3%
Democratic Bruce Margolin 5,020 4.4%
Libertarian Steve Collett 4,916 4.3%
Green David William Steinman 3,940 3.5%
Democratic Zein E. Obagi 1,988 1.8%
Democratic Tim Pape 847 0.7%
Totals 113,060 100.0%
General election
Democratic Henry Waxman (incumbent) 171,860 54.0%
No party preference Bill Bloomfield 146,660 46.0%
Totals 318,520 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

The 34th district is based in central Los Angeles and includes Chinatown and Downtown Los Angeles. Democrat Xavier Becerra, who represented the 31st district from 2003 to 2013 and the 30th district from 1993 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 34th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 27,939 77.3%
Republican Stephen C. Smith 5,739 16.0%
Peace and Freedom Howard Johnson 2,407 6.7%
Totals 36,085 100.0%
General election
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 120,367 85.6%
Republican Stephen C. Smith 20,223 14.4%
Totals 140,590 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

The 35th district is based in the Inland Empire and includes Fontana, Ontario, and Pomona. Democrat Joe Baca, who represented the 43rd district from 2003 to 2013 and the 42nd district from 1999 to 2003, lost reelection here to fellow Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod.

California's 35th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca (incumbent) 15,388 45.0%
Democratic Gloria Negrete McLeod 12,425 36.3%
Green Anthony W. Vieyra 6,372 18.6%
Totals 34,185 100.0%
General election
Democratic Gloria Negrete McLeod 79,698 55.9%
Democratic Joe Baca (incumbent) 62,982 44.1%
Totals 142,680 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

The 36th district is based in eastern Riverside County and includes Palm Springs. Republican Mary Bono Mack, who represented the 45th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 44th district from 1998 to 2003, lost reelection here to Democrat Raul Ruiz.

California's 36th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mary Bono Mack (incumbent) 52,474 58.1%
Democratic Raul Ruiz 37,847 41.9%
Totals 90,321 100.0%
General election
Democratic Raul Ruiz 110,189 52.9%
Republican Mary Bono Mack (incumbent) 97,953 47.1%
Totals 208,142 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 37[edit]

The 37th district is based in West Los Angeles and includes Crenshaw and Culver City. Democrat Karen Bass, who represented the 33rd district from 2011 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 37th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Bass (incumbent) 54,345 99.9%
Republican Morgan Osborne (write-in) 36 0.1%
Peace and Freedom Adam Shbeita (write-in) 8 0.0%
Libertarian Sean P. McGray (write-in) 4 0.0%
Totals 54,393 100.0%
General election
Democratic Karen Bass (incumbent) 207,039 86.4%
Republican Morgan Osborne 32,541 13.6%
Totals 239,580 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

The 38th district is based in the eastern Los Angeles suburbs and includes Norwalk and Whittier. Democrat Linda Sánchez, who represented the 39th district from 2003 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 38th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 33,223 56.0%
Republican Benjamin Campos 13,363 22.5%
Republican Jorge Robles 12,713 21.4%
Totals 59,299 100.0%
General election
Democratic Linda Sánchez (incumbent) 145,280 67.5%
Republican Benjamin Campos 69,807 32.5%
Totals 215,087 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

The 39th district straddles the Los AngelesOrange county border and includes Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, and Fullerton. Republican Ed Royce, who represented the 40th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 39th district from 1993 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 39th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 62,874 66.3%
Democratic Jay Chen 28,457 30.0%
No party preference D'Marie Mulattieri 3,561 3.8%
Totals 94,892 100.0%
General election
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 145,607 57.8%
Democratic Jay Chen 106,360 42.2%
Totals 251,967 100.0%
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

The 40th district is based in central Los Angeles County and includes Downey and East Los Angeles. Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard, who represented the 34th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 33rd district from 1993 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 40th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 16,596 65.4%
Democratic David Sanchez 8,777 34.6%
Totals 25,373 100.0%
General election
Democratic Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent) 73,940 58.9%
Democratic David Sanchez 51,613 41.1%
Totals 125,553 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 41[edit]

The 41st district is based in the Inland Empire and includes Moreno Valley, Perris, and Riverside. The district had no incumbent.

California's 41st congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Tavaglione 25,379 44.6%
Democratic Mark Takano 20,860 36.7%
Democratic Anna Nevenic 4,991 8.8%
Republican Vince Sawyer 4,723 8.3%
Republican George Pearne 956 1.7%
Totals 56,909 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mark Takano 103,578 59.0%
Republican John Tavaglione 72,074 41.0%
Totals 175,652 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 42[edit]

The 42nd district is based in the Inland Empire and includes Corona and Murrieta. Republican Ken Calvert, who represented the 44th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 43rd district from 1993 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 42nd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 35,392 51.3%
Democratic Michael Williamson 9,860 14.3%
Democratic Cliff Smith 7,377 10.7%
Republican Clayton Thibodeau 6,374 9.2%
Republican Eva Johnson 5,678 8.2%
No party preference Curt Novak 4,254 6.2%
Totals 68,935 100.0%
General election
Republican Ken Calvert (incumbent) 130,245 60.6%
Democratic Michael Williamson 84,702 39.4%
Totals 214,947 100.0%
Republican hold

District 43[edit]

The 43rd district is based in South Los Angeles and includes Hawthorne and Inglewood. Democrat Maxine Waters, who represented the 35th district from 1993 to 2013 and the 29th district from 1991 to 1993, won reelection here.

California's 43rd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maxine Waters (incumbent) 36,062 65.4%
Democratic Bob Flores 19,061 34.6%
Totals 55,123 100.0%
General election
Democratic Maxine Waters (incumbent) 143,123 71.2%
Democratic Bob Flores 57,771 28.8%
Totals 200,894 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 44[edit]

The 44th district is based in south Los Angeles County and includes Carson, Compton, and San Pedro. Democrat Janice Hahn, who represented the 36th district from 2011 to 2013, defeated fellow Democrat Laura Richardson, who represented the 37th district from 2007 to 2013.

California's 44th congressional district primary election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Hahn (incumbent) 24,843 60.1%
Democratic Laura Richardson (incumbent) 16,523 39.9%
Totals 41,366 100.0%
General election
Democratic Janice Hahn (incumbent) 99,909 60.2%
Democratic Laura Richardson (incumbent) 65,989 39.8%
Totals 165,898 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 45[edit]

The 45th district is based in inland Orange County and includes Irvine and Mission Viejo. Republican John Campbell, who represented the 48th district from 2005 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 45th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 54,346 51.0%
Democratic Sukhee Kang 35,182 33.0%
Republican John Webb 17,014 16.0%
Totals 106,542 100.0%
General election
Republican John Campbell (incumbent) 171,417 58.5%
Democratic Sukhee Kang 121,814 41.5%
Totals 293,231 100.0%
Republican hold

District 46[edit]

The 46th district is based in central Orange County and includes Anaheim and Santa Ana. Democrat Loretta Sanchez, who represented the 47th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 46th district from 1997 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 46th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 25,706 52.1%
Republican Jerry Hayden 14,571 29.5%
Republican John J. Cullum 5,251 10.6%
No party preference Jorge Rocha 1,969 4.0%
Republican Pat Garcia 1,852 3.8%
Totals 49,349 100.0%
General election
Democratic Loretta Sanchez (incumbent) 95,694 63.9%
Republican Jerry Hayden 54,121 36.1%
Totals 149,815 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 47[edit]

The 47th district includes Long Beach and parts of Orange County. The district had no incumbent.

California's 47th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Lowenthal 27,356 33.8%
Republican Gary DeLong 23,831 29.4%
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 8,769 10.8%
Democratic Peter Mathews 7,951 9.8%
Republican Steve Foley 5,848 7.2%
Republican Sanford W. Kahn 2,563 3.2%
Democratic Usha Shah 2,350 2.9%
Democratic Jay Shah 2,273 2.8%
Totals 80,941 100.0%
General election
Democratic Alan Lowenthal 130,093 56.6%
Republican Gary DeLong 99,919 43.4%
Totals 230,012 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 48[edit]

The 48th district is based in coastal Orange County and includes Huntington Beach. Republican Dana Rohrabacher, who represented the 46th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 42nd and 45th districts from 1989 to 1993 and 1993 to 2003 respectively, won reelection here.

California's 48th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 73,302 66.3%
Democratic Ron Varasteh 31,912 28.9%
No party preference Alan Schlar 5,355 4.8%
Totals 110,569 100.0%
General election
Republican Dana Rohrabacher (incumbent) 177,144 61.0%
Democratic Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0%
Totals 290,502 100.0%
Republican hold

District 49[edit]

The 49th district is based in northern San Diego County and includes Carlsbad and Oceanside. Republican Darrell Issa, who has represented the 49th district since 2003 and the 48th district from 2001 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 49th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Darrell Issa (incumbent) 71,329 61.1%
Democratic Jerry Tetalman 35,816 30.7%
No party preference Dick Eiden 7,988 6.8%
No party preference Albin Novinec 1,626 1.4%
Totals 116,759 100.0%
General election
Republican Darrell Issa (incumbent) 159,725 58.2%
Democratic Jerry Tetalman 114,893 41.8%
Totals 274,618 100.0%
Republican hold

District 50[edit]

The 50th district is based in inland San Diego County and includes Escondido and Santee. Republican Duncan D. Hunter, who represented the 52nd district from 2009 to 2013, won reelection here.

California's 50th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (incumbent) 76,818 67.4%
Democratic David B. Secor 19,142 16.8%
Democratic Connie Frankowiak 8,553 7.5%
Libertarian Michael Benoit 6,160 5.4%
Republican Terri Linnell 3,275 2.9%
Totals 113,948 100.0%
General election
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (incumbent) 174,838 67.7%
Democratic David B. Secor 83,455 32.3%
Totals 258,293 100.0%
Republican hold

District 51[edit]

The new 51st district runs along the border with Mexico and includes Imperial County and San Diego. Democrat Bob Filner, who represented the 51st district from 2003 to 2013 and the 50th district from 1993 until 2003, retired to run for mayor of San Diego.[10] State Senator Juan Vargas was predicted to face fellow Democratic State Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny in the general election, but he spent some of his funds on mailers to help Republican Michael Crimmins, who he preferred to face in the general election in this heavily Democratic seat. Vargas spent $40-50,000 helping Crimmins, at least eight times more than Crimmins spent himself.[11] The effort was successful as Crimmins finished 2,909 votes ahead of Ducheny. Vargas then won the general election in a landslide.

California's 51st congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Vargas 30,143 46.0%
Republican Michael Crimmins 13,016 19.9%
Democratic Denise Moreno Ducheny 10,107 15.4%
Republican Xanthi Gionis 4,487 6.8%
Democratic John Brooks 3,290 5.0%
Democratic Daniel C. "Danny" Ramirez 2,794 4.3%
Republican Bernard Portley 1,667 2.5%
Totals 65,504 100.0%
General election
Democratic Juan Vargas 113,934 71.5%
Republican Michael Crimmins 45,464 28.5%
Totals 159,398 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 52[edit]

The 52nd district is based in coastal San Diego and includes La Jolla and Poway. Republican Brian Bilbray, who represented the 50th district from 2006 to 2013 and previously served from 1995 until 2001, lost reelection here to Democrat Scott Peters.

California's 52nd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (incumbent) 61,930 41.0%
Democratic Scott Peters 34,106 22.6%
Democratic Lori Saldaña 33,387 22.1%
No party preference Jack Doyle 6,138 4.1%
Republican John K. Stahl 5,502 3.6%
Republican Wayne Iverson 4,476 3.0%
Democratic Shirley Decourt-Park 2,368 1.6%
No party preference Ehab T. Shehata 1,156 0.8%
Republican John L. Subka 1,091 0.7%
Republican Gene Hamilton Carswell 828 0.5%
Totals 150,982 100.0%
General election
Democratic Scott Peters 151,451 51.2%
Republican Brian Bilbray (incumbent) 144,495 48.8%
Totals 295,946 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 53[edit]

The 53rd district is based in Central San Diego and includes La Mesa and Lemon Grove. Democrat Susan Davis, who has represented the 53rd district since 2003 and previously represented the 49th district from 2001 to 2003, won reelection here.

California's 53rd congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Davis (incumbent) 70,462 57.8%
Republican Nick Popaditch 51,423 42.2%
Republican Joel A. Marchese (write-in) 7 0.0%
Republican John R. Edwards (write-in) 3 0.0%
Totals 121,895 100.0%
General election
Democratic Susan Davis (incumbent) 164,825 61.4%
Republican Nick Popaditch 103,482 38.6%
Totals 268,307 100.0%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Ratings Chart for 2012 House Elections". Roll Call. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "House: Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "California Citizens Redistricting Commission map adoption resolutions" (PDF). California Citizens Redistricting Commission. August 15, 2011. p. 5. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Doyle, Michael (January 10, 2012). "Chico Rep. Wally Herger to retire from Congress". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Garofoli, Joe (June 28, 2011). "California Rep. Lynn Woolsey won't run in 2012". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Simon, Richard (January 12, 2012). "Jerry Lewis, dean of California's GOP delegation, calls it quits". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ Doyle, Michael (October 20, 2011). "Dennis Cardoza announces retirement from Congress". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ Puzzanghera, Jim; Richard Simon (January 7, 2012). "Longtime Rep. Elton Gallegly will retire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Simon, Richard; Jean Merl (March 1, 2012). "Calfiornia Republican David Dreier will retire from Congress". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ Gustafson, Craig (June 8, 2011). "Filner is running for San Diego mayor". U-T San Diego. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ Christopher Cadelago (June 8, 2012). "Vargas helps pick opponent in race for Congress". U-T San Diego. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 

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