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Congressional District 53
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All Districts > CD53: La Mesa
[incumbent: Susan Davis (D) - term limit: none]

Probable Candidates: 2016

District Projection: Safe Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 62.7 D
  • (i) Susan Davis (Democratic) - Member, United States House of Representatives
    www.susandavisforcongress.com  
  • Jim Ash (Republican) - Consultant
    www.jimashforcongress.com  
  • Matthew Mendoza (Republican) -
    www.mattmendoza.us  
  • James Veltmeyer (Republican) - Physician
    www.jamesveltmeyer.com  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    This is a very safe seat for Democrats, and eight-term congresswoman Susan Davis will easily win reelection. The only question is when she--who is 71--plans to retire, as t . . .

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    June 3, 2014 Primary Election Results
    Live Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Susan A. Davis (D)50,04156.3%409 of 409
    Larry A. Wilske (R)18,38420.7%409 of 409
    Wayne S. True (R)9,18210.3%409 of 409
    John R. Edwards (R)3,9864.5%409 of 409
    Joel Marchese (R)2,7293.1%409 of 409
    Jim Stieringer (R)2,1062.4%409 of 409
    John W. Campbell (N)1,5961.8%409 of 409
    Christina Bobb (N)9291.0%409 of 409

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

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    District Voter Registration

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 61.4%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 36.4%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 51.9%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 40.1%

    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (Total for this cycle)
    CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
    Ash, James* The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
    Davis, Susan$106,983$60,682$257,657$02015-06-30
    Mendoza, Matthew James* The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
    Veltmeyer, James$16,675$15,065$3,110$4,6952015-06-30
     
    Source: Federal Elections Commission

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Susan A. Davis (D)164,82561.4%478 of 478
    Nick Popaditch (R)103,48238.6%478 of 478

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

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Susan A. Davis (D)70,46257.8%409 of 409
    Nick Popaditch (R)51,42342.2%409 of 409

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for CD53
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 10.8% 8.1% 20.9%
    Total Population 13.0% 8.3% 31.8%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Discussion

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