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California Elections: Congressional District 23

Congressional District 23

All Districts > CD23: Kern
[incumbent: Kevin McCarthy Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Safe Republican
2019-12-11 1700: While filing has closed for all non-special elections, lists are still pending from several counties. This candidate list will continue to be updated for several days. The official list will be published by the Secretary of State on December 26.
  • (i) Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - Member of Congress  
  • Kim Mangone (Democratic) - USAF Mechanic/Engineer  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Until the filing period closes, candidates who have made gestures to a run are included. Some of these may not run, while others are likely to jump in.


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    District Geography

    Counties: Kern (78.5%), Los Angeles (12.0%), Tulare (9.5%) of 356,703 registered voters.

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 36.1%
    • Donald Trump (R) 58.1%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 35.5%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 64.5%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 36.1%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 61.5%


    2010 Census Demographics for CD23
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 3.1% 6.1% 22.8%
    Total Population 4.5% 6.3% 35.5%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)