Congressional District 45
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All Districts > CD45: Irvine
[incumbent: Mimi Walters (R) - term limit: none]

Probable Primary Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Toss-up | ATC Partisan Index = 55.9 R
  • Katie Porter (Democratic) - Consumer advocate
    katieporter.com  
  • (i) Mimi Walters (Republican) - Member of Congress
    www.mimiwalters.com  
  • Dave Min (Democratic) - Law Professor
    www.davemin.com  
  • Kia Hamadanchy (Democratic) - Congressional aide
    kiafororangecounty.com  
  • John Lawrence Graham (No Party Preference) - Educator
    johngraham.us  
  • John Graham (No Party Preference) - Educator
    johngraham.us  
  • Ron Varasteh (Democratic) - Small business owner
    www.ronvarasteh.com  
  • Brian Forde (Democratic) - Entrepreneur
    www.forde.com  
  • Greg Raths (Republican) - Councilmember, Mission Viejo  
  • Eric Rywalksi (Democratic) - Small business owner
    www.ericrywalski.com  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    Of the four competitive Orange County vulnerable Republican seats, two-term congresswoman and former state legislator Mimi Walters's is the safest. The seat stretches from . . .

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    District Voter Registration

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 49.8%
    • Donald Trump (R) 44.4%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmond G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 41.5%
    • Neil Kashkari (R) 58.5%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 43.0%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 54.8%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 33.3%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 59.7%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for CD45
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 15.8% 1.8% 11.8%
    Total Population 20.9% 1.6% 18.4%

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