Senate District 12
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All Districts > SD12: Salinas-Merced
[incumbent: Anthony Cannella (R) - term limit: 2018]

General Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Likely Democratic
  • Anna Caballero (Democratic) - California State Assemblywoman
    annaforsenate.com  
  • Robert Poythress (Republican) - Farmer/Business Owner
    www.poythressforsenate.com  
  • Daniel Parra (Democratic) - Councilman/Defense Analyst  
  • Johnny Tacherra (Republican) - Dairy Farmer
    www.facebook.com/TacherraForStateSenate/  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    The best hope for Senate Democrats to flip a seat is found in SD12, which stretches from San Benito and the eastern side of Monterey to the deep Central Valley city of Merc . . .

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    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 57.3%
    • Donald Trump (R) 37.1%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 54.9%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 45.1%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 57.6%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 40.3%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for SD12
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 4.7% 4.9% 42.9%
    Total Population 3.2% 5.0% 64.5%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)