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

Probable Candidates - 2014

District Projection: Safe Democrat | ATC Partisan Index = 58.9 D
  • Wayne R. True () - Family Physician  
  • Larry A. Wilske (Republican) - Retired Navy Seal  
  • Christina Bobb (No Party Preference) - Business Counsel  
  • (i) Susan Davis (Democratic) - Member, United States House of Representatives  
  • John R. Edwards (Republican) - Retired Aerospace Engineer  
  • Jim Stieringer (Republican) - School Board Member  
  • John W. Campbell (No Party Preference) - Civic Organization President  
  • Joel Marchese (Republican) - Teacher/Parent  
  • (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.

    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%

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    Reported Fundraising
    (Total for this cycle)
    CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
    Davis, Susan$288,511$195,433$235,798$03/31/14
    Marchese, Joel Alfred$7,395$3,298$2,357$03/31/14
    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


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

    The Bench (likely future candidates)


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