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. In May 2016, Babulal Bera, Ami Bera's father, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of election fraud affecting the 2010 and 2012 elections, and was convicted of illegally funneling $250,000 to Bera's campaigns between 2010 and 2012.
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.
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.
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. Democrat Jim Costa, who represented the 20th district from 2005 to 2013, won reelection here.
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.
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.
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.
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. Republican Gary Miller, who represented the 42nd district from 2003 to 2013 and the 41st district from 1999 to 2003, won reelection here.
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. Democrat Grace Napolitano, who represented the 38th district from 2003 to 2013 and the 34th district from 1999 to 2003, won reelection here.
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.
The 39th district straddles the Los Angeles–Orange 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. Democrat Jay Chen did much better than previous Royce opponents among the Asian American community, earning 62% of the overall Asian American vote, and 95% of the Chinese American vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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; the effort was successful as Crimmins finished 2,909 votes ahead of Ducheny. Vargas then won the general election in a landslide.
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.
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.
The 1936 United States presidential election in California was held on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. California voters chose twenty-two electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. California voted for the Democratic candidate, incumbentPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, in a landslide over the Republican challenger, Kansas GovernorAlfred Mossman Landon, carrying every county and nearly sixty-seven percent of the vote to Landon’s 31.7 percent. Roosevelt’s percentage of the vote is the highest of any presidential candidate in California history, besting Warren G. Harding’s 66.2 percent in 1920. While his 35.25-percentage point margin of victory over Landon is the largest for any Democratic candidate, it is the second largest overall behind Harding’s 41.92 percent in 1920 and ahead of Theodore Roosevelt’s 34.9 percent in 1904. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time that a presidential candidate from either political party swept all of California’s counties in an election.
The only other candidate to manage this has been Harding in his landslide 1920 victory. Roosevelt was the last Democrat until Hillary Clinton in 2016 to carry Orange County in a presidential election, the last until John Kerry in 2004 to carry Alpine County; this was the only one of FDR’s four presidential campaigns where he carried Riverside County, which had never voted Democratic since its first election in 1896 and would not so again until Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964
California Democratic primary, 2000 California Republican primary, 2000 Vice President Al Gore defeated Texas Governor George W. Bush in California. Bush campaigned several times in California, but it didn't seem to help as Gore defeated Bush by 11.8%. Bush did make substantial headway in Southern California winning in Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego counties, including counties located in the Sierra Nevada region and along the borders of Nevada and Oregon. However, Gore overwhelmingly won Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the state and the country. Gore performed well in the San Francisco Bay Area, though there was a strong third party performance by Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, who broke into double digits in Humboldt and Santa Cruz counties. Notwithstanding Nader's performance, this helped Gore win statewide by a little over 1.3 million votes. California is almost what helped Gore pull ahead in the national popular vote. California was called for Gore, right when the polls closed at 11 P.
M. EST. Gore won 33 of 52 congressional districts. Technically the voters of California cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. California is allocated 54 electors because it has 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 54 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 54 electoral votes, their chosen electors vote for president and vice president. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector; the electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000 to cast their votes for president and vice president. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.
The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were pledged to and voted for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman: Sunil Aghi Amy Arambula Rachel Binah R. Stephen Bollinger Roberts Braden Laura Karolina Capps Anni Chung Joseph A. Cislowski Sheldon Cohn Thor Emblem Elsa Favila John Freidenrich Cecelia Fuentes Glen Fuller James Garrison Sally Goehring Florence Gold Jill S. Hardy Therese Horsting Georgie Huff Robert Eugene Hurd Harriet A. Ingram Robert JordanJohn Koza John Laird N. Mark Lam Manuel M. Lopez Henry Lozano David Mann Beverly Martin R. Keith McDonald Carol D. Norberg Ron Oberndorfer Gerard Orozco Trudy Owens Gregory S. Pettis Flo Rene Pickett Theodore H. Plant Art Pulaski Eloise Reyes Alex Arthur Reza C. Craig Roberts Jason Rodríguez Luis D. Rojas Howard L. Schock Lane Sherman David A. Torres Larry Trullinger Angelo K. Tsakopoulos Richard Valle Karen Waters Don Wilcox William K. Wong Rosalind Wyman
They advocated the immediate admittance of Kansas as a free state. Along with opposing the spread of slavery into the continental territories of the United States, the party opposed the Ostend Manifesto, which advocated the annexation of Cuba from Spain. In sum, the campaign's true focus was against the system of slavery, which they felt was destroying the Republican values that the Union had been founded upon; the Democratic platform supported popular sovereignty. The party supported the pro-slavery territorial legislature elected in Kansas, opposed the free-state elements within Kansas, castigated the Topeka Constitution as an illegal document written during an illegal convention; the Democrats supported the plan to annex Cuba, advocated in the Ostend Manifesto, which Buchanan helped devise while serving as minister to Britain. The most influential aspect of the Democratic campaign was a warning that a Republican victory would lead to the secession of numerous southern states; this would prove the last occasion the Democratic Party carried Alameda County until Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932, the last in which the Democrats carried Santa Cruz County and Placer County until Woodrow Wilson in 1916, the last when Napa and Marin Counties voted Democratic until Wilson in 1912.
California's electoral votes would never be again carried by the Democratic Party until 1880
The CaliforniaRepublican primary, 2008 was held on February 5, 2008, with a total of 173 national delegates at stake. The delegates represented California at the Republican National Convention. There were three delegates to fourteen bonus delegates; the winner in each of the 53 congressional districts was awarded all of that district's delegates. The statewide winner was awarded 11 of the 14 bonus delegates, with the 3 remaining delegates assigned to party leaders. Voting in the primary was restricted to registered Republican voters. Early polls showed Rudy Giuliani in the lead. Polls showed Mitt Romney or John McCain as the favored candidate. California Democratic primary, 2008 California state elections, February 2008 Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008 United States presidential election in California, 2008
Although California had been voting Democratic despite Reagan’s decisive wins in his home state during the 1980 and 1984 elections. Changing demographics may have played a part in Michael Dukakis only narrowly falling short of winning California in 1988; the early 1990s recession was blamed on George H. W. Bush, causing a rise in unemployment in construction and real estate; this gave Bill Clinton a double digit victory in California, on top of the 20 percent of the conservative vote Perot took from Bush