Senate District 26
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All Districts > SD26: Coast LA
[incumbent: Holly Mitchell (D) - term limit: Redi]

Candidates On The Ballot- 2014

District Projection: Safe Democrat | ATC Partisan Index = 64.1 D
  • Sandra Fluke (Democratic) - Social Justice Attorney
    www.standwithsandra.org  
  • Ben Allen (Democratic) - School Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
    www.benallenforsenate.com  
  • (i) = incumbent

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 64.9%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 32.3%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 58.4%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 36.0%

    Hourly election night report

    June 3 Primary Election Results
    Live Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Ben Allen (D)25,98722.2%570 of 570
    Sandra Fluke (D)22,75919.4%570 of 570
    Seth Stodder (N)20,41917.4%570 of 570
    Betsy Butler (D)19,30116.5%570 of 570
    Amy Howorth (D)18,41115.7%570 of 570
    Vito Imbasciani (D)5,1894.4%570 of 570
    Patric M. Verrone (D)3,4462.9%570 of 570
    Barbi S. Appelquist (D)1,6301.4%570 of 570

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

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    District Voter Registration

    Analysis

    The race to succeed Ted Lieu in the State Senate—-who is seeking the overlapping CD33—-has drawn an A-list group of Democratic candidates who see the possibility of twelve years representing this wealthy and solidly Democratic district. But, the path to get there for any of them is a long-shot and will be costly.

    Let’s look at the candidates:

    • Barbi Appelquist (D), a Santa Monica resident, is an attorney and graduate student at Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy.
    • Ben Allen (D) is a school board member in Malibu-Santa Monica, and has picked up the endorsements of State Senator Fran Pavley (who represents significant portions pre-redistricting) (dual endorsement), and current county longtime supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky.
    • Betsy Butler (D) is a former state Assemblymember who lost in a redistricting-caused battle for re-election. Butler lost to Richard Bloom. Butler is dual-endorsed by State Senat . . .
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    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (July 1-September 30, 2014 filing period)
    CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
    Allen For Senate 2014, Ben [SOS]$300,586$298,899$200,228$105,937
    Fluke For State Senate 2014, Stand With Sandra [SOS]$474,429$220,193$324,999$69,900
     
    * = Contributions of $1,000 or more
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 General Results

    2012 Primary Results

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for SD26
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 4.1% 10.6% 10.4%
    Total Population 3.7% 13.9% 13.6%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Incumbent term limit: 0
    • Betsy Butler (D) - Member, State Assembly
    • Ted Lieu (D) - Member, State Assembly
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