Congressional District 26
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All Districts > CD26: Ventura Co
[incumbent: Julia Brownley (D) - term limit: none]

Candidates On The Ballot- 2014

District Projection: Toss-up | ATC Partisan Index = 51.9 D
  • Jeff Gorell (Republican) - Legislator/Naval Officer  
  • (i) Julia Brownley (Democratic) - Ventura County Congresswoman  
  • (i) = incumbent

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 54.0%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 43.7%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 46.0%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 47.0%

    Hourly election night report

    June 3 Primary Election Results
    Live Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Julia Brownley (D)38,85445.5%474 of 474
    Jeff Gorell (R)38,02144.5%474 of 474
    Rafael Alberto Dagnesses (R)6,5367.7%474 of 474
    Douglas William Kmiec (N)1,9802.3%474 of 474

    County Breakdown | Vote Count Tracker
    Source: California Secretary of State

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    District Voter Registration


    After Howard "Buck" McKeon announced his retirement in the adjacent CD25, Tony Strickland switched from a rematch against first-term Congresswoman Julia Brownley for the "safer" Republican seat next door. Taking his place is Assemblymember Jeff Gorell, who likely provides a more significant challenge to Brownley.

    Gorell is a second-term Assemblymember whose service in Sacramento has been interrupted by service in Afghanistan. Among legislators in Sacramento, he is well liked and seen to be a moderate, reflecting the district he represents.

    Brownley and Gorell should have little problem emerging in the top two in June. This race will then become one of the top battlegrounds in the country. Using the partisan index for this November, the seat has the smallest Democratic margin (51.9 D).

    In Brownley's favor, the House is held by Republicans and she will earn little blame for what does or does not happen in Congress this year. On the other hand, she c . . .

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    Reported Fundraising
    (Total for this cycle)
    CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
    Brownley, Julia$1,615,859$429,483$1,231,379$5,0002014-05-14
    Dagnesses, Rafael$54,840$64,083$5,757$16,4352014-05-14
    Gorell, Jeff$397,104$280,123$122,182$13,7042014-05-14
    Source: Federal Elections Commission

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Julia Brownley (D)139,07252.7%546 of 546
    Tony Strickland (R)124,86347.3%546 of 546

    County Breakdown | Vote Count Tracker
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Tony Strickland (R)49,04344.1%491 of 491
    Julia Brownley (D)29,89226.9%491 of 491
    Linda Parks (N)20,30118.3%491 of 491
    Jess Herrera (D)7,2446.5%491 of 491
    David Cruz Thayne (D)2,8092.5%491 of 491
    Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D)1,8801.7%491 of 491

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State


    2010 Census Demographics for CD26
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 6.3% 2.3% 26.2%
    Total Population 6.4% 1.9% 43.2%

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