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

Probable Candidates: 2016

District Projection: Leans Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 51.4 D
  • (i) Raul Ruiz (Democratic) - Congressman/Emergency Physician
    www.drraulruiz.com  
  • Kirk Thompson (Republican) - Businessman  
  • Lupe Ramos Watson (Republican) - Councilmember, Indio  
  • (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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    June 3, 2014 Primary Election Results
    Live Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Raul Ruiz (D)41,44350.3%303 of 303
    Brian Nestande (R)28,66234.8%303 of 303
    Ray Haynes (R)12,23214.9%303 of 303

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

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    District Voter Registration

    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%

    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (Total for this cycle)
    CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
    Ruiz, Raul Dr.$807,513$178,416$1,002,341$02015-06-30
    Thompson, Kirk Wayne* The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
    Watson, Lupe Ramos* The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
     
    Source: Federal Elections Commission

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Raul Ruiz (D)110,18952.9%448 of 448
    Mary Bono Mack (R)97,95347.1%448 of 448

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

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Mary Bono Mack (R)52,47458.1%299 of 299
    Raul Ruiz (D)37,84741.9%299 of 299

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State

    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%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Discussion

    Mentions

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