Congressional District 36
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All Districts > CD36: Coachella Valley
[incumbent: Raul Ruiz (D) - term limit: none]

Primary Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Likely Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 51.4 D
  • Kimberlin Brown Pelzner (Republican) - Businesswoman/Actrress
    www.kimberlinforcongress.com  
  • Stephan Wolkowicz (Republican) - Attorney  
  • Doug Hassett (Republican) -
    www.facebook.com/doughasssettforcongress2018  
  • Robert Bentley (Republican) - Former police commissioner
    www.robertbentleyforcongress.com  
  • (i) Raul Ruiz (Democratic) - Member of Congress
    www.drraulruiz.com  
  • Dan Ball (Republican) - Real estate broker
    www.danballforcongress.com  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    Physician Raul Ruiz defeated incumbent Mary Bono Mack in 2012 during a year in which stars aligned for California Democrats. Democrats won all contested seats except one (C . . .

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    District Voter Registration

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 52.2%
    • Donald Trump (R) 43.4%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmond G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 52.6%
    • Neil Kashkari (R) 47.4%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 50.7%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 47.5%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 43.3%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 49.6%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for CD36
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 2.4% 3.7% 27.5%
    Total Population 3.0% 4.0% 46.6%

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