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California Elections: Congressional District 50

Congressional District 50 -- DCCC target

All Districts > CD50: East SD Co.
[incumbent: Duncan D. Hunter Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Likely 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.
  • Helen Horvath (No Party Preference) - Pending  
  • José Cortés (Peace and Freedom) - Community Organizer  
  • Henry Ota (Republican) - Farmer  
  • Darrell Issa (Republican) - Former Member of Congress  
  • Brian Jones (Republican) - Senator/Business Owner  
  • Carl DeMaio (Republican) - Taxpayer Advocate/Businessman  
  • Ammar Campa-Najjar (Democratic) - Pending  
  • Marisa Calderon (Democratic) - Nonprofit Executive Director  
  • (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.


    If 2020 were like any other year, five-term congressman Duncan D. Hunter would see an easy re-election to a district that gave Donald Trump a 15-point margin over Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, things in this district stretching along the I-15 corridor east of San Diego from Temecula to El Cajon and east through suburbs and desert lands including the Anza-Borrego State Park, things are far from normal.

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    District Geography

    Counties: Riverside (11.1%), San Diego (88.9%) of 384,893 registered voters.

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 39.6%
    • Donald Trump (R) 54.6%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 36.0%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 64.0%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 37.6%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 60.4%


    2010 Census Demographics for CD50
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 4.3% 2.6% 15.8%
    Total Population 5.0% 2.6% 29.9%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)