Statewide Analysis

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Presidential:
Hillary Clinton picked up California's 55 electoral votes.  California remains a solid blue state and shows no sign of breaking form the Democratic column on the ballot at the Presidential level any time soon. 

Senate:
California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) defeated U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez for California's open U.S. Senate seat.

House:
California saw some of the most competitive U.S. House races this year.  Incumbent Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA49) and Ami Bera (D-CA7) remain in very close elections that have yet to be called, but seem to be tilting in the incumbents favor.  With California's lengthy ballot counting process these two races might not be declared final for weeks.  Other competitive races for Congress from California saw Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA10), David Valado (R-CA21), Steve Knight (R-CA25), and Scott Peters (D-CA52) re-elected.  

Other Notable Election Results:
Democrats hold both chambers in the California state house and the Governorship.  This election saw Democrats pick up the three seats in the California Assembly and hold all their current seats in the California State Senate.  Democrats had hoped for a super-majority, but they failed to pick up the necessary seats in each chamber.

17 ballot initiatives were on the November ballot.  Two important initiatives were Proposition 53 and Proposition 64.  Proposition 53 failed 51.47% to 48.53%, the proposition would have required voter approval of any future revenue bonds to fund infrastructure projects that would cost over $2 billion dollars.  Proposition 64 passed 56.14% to 43.86%, the proposition would allow recreational marijuana use in California.


 

Race by Race Details

California Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:24:10 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Kamala Harris (Democratic Party)  62.6% Winner
Loretta Sanchez (Democratic Party)  37.4%
California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) defeated U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez (D) to replace the retiring Senator Barbara Boxer (D). Harris had wrapped up the endorsement and support of many prominent Democrats including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Boxer, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Harris is a former District Attorney from San Francisco.

California Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:24:23 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Doug LaMalfa (Republican Party)  59% Winner
James Reed (Democratic Party)  41%

California Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:24:43 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jared Huffman (Democratic Party)  76.7% Winner
Dale Mensing (Republican Party)  23.3%

California Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:45:48 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
N. Eugene Cleek (Republican Party)  40.5%
John Garamendi (Democratic Party)  59.5% Winner

California Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:25:09 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Derlet (Democratic Party)  37.6%
Tom McClintock (Republican Party)  62.4% Winner

California Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:25:25 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carlos Santamaria (Republican Party)  22.9%
Mike Thompson (Democratic Party)  77.1% Winner

California Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 5:29:04 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Robert Evans (Republican Party)  25.2%
Doris Matsui (Democratic Party)  74.8% Winner

California Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/21/2016 9:41:45 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ami Bera (Democratic Party)  50.6% Winner
Scott Jones (Republican Party)  49.4%
Incumbent Representative Ami Bera (D) won a close re-election after overcoming ethics accusations and his father being convicted of violating Federal election finance law. Bera was challenged by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones (R).

California Congressional District 08
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:26:06 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Paul Cook (Republican Party)  63.5% Winner
Rita Ramirez (Democratic Party)  36.8%

California Congressional District 09
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:26:25 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Antonio Amador (Republican Party)  42.9%
Jerry McNerney (Democratic Party)  57.1% Winner

California Congressional District 10
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2016 9:51:54 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jeff Denham (Republican Party)  52.4% Winner
Michael Eggman (Democratic Party)  47.6%
Representative Jeff Denham (R) defeated farmer Michael Eggman (D). With national interest on this district with its large Hispanic population Denham was able to parlay his deep connections and experience representing this central California district into a victory. Denham received support from national players like Speaker Paul Ryan to win this toss up district.

California Congressional District 11
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:26:57 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mark DeSaulnier (Democratic Party)  71.6% Winner
Roger Petersen (Republican Party)  28.4%

California Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:27:11 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Nancy Pelosi (Democratic Party)  81.7% Winner
Preston Picus (Independent)  18.3%

California Congressional District 13
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 5:30:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Suzanne Caro (Republican Party)  9.7%
Barbara Lee (Democratic Party)  90.3% Winner

California Congressional District 14
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:27:33 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Angel Cardenas (Republican Party)  19.1%
Jackie Speier (Democratic Party)  80.9% Winner

California Congressional District 15
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:28:02 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Eric Swalwell (Democratic Party)  73.2% Winner
Danny Turner (Republican Party)  26.8%

California Congressional District 16
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 5:31:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Jim Costa (Democratic Party)  55.4% Winner
Johnny Tacherra (Republican Party)  44.6%

California Congressional District 17
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:28:23 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mike Honda (Democratic Party)  40.2%
Rohit Khanna (Democratic Party)  59.8% Winner
Rohit Khanna (D) unseated long time Representative Mike Honda (D) is this solid democratic district. Honda had been facing a tough re-election for this Silicon Valley district after coming under scrutiny for an ethics investigation of how his office used taxpayer funds. Khanna is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Commerce under President Obama.

California Congressional District 18
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2016 9:53:02 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Anna Eshoo (Democratic Party)  71.6% Winner
Richard Fox (Republican Party)  28.4%

California Congressional District 19
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2016 9:53:42 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
G. Burt Lancaster (Republican Party)  26.5%
Zoe Lofgren (Democratic Party)  73.5% Winner

California Congressional District 20
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/10/2016 9:53:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Casey Lucius (Republican Party)  29.4%
Jimmy Panetta (Democratic Party)  70.6% Winner
Jimmy Panetta continues his family's history of public service by winning the seat that represents the portion of California that his father, Leon Panetta, also represented in Congress in the 1980s and 1990s. The seat was made open by the retirement of Representative Sam Farr (D).

California Congressional District 21
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:53:23 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Emilio Huerta (Democratic Party)  41.4%
David Valadao (Republican Party)  58.6% Winner
Representative David Valadao (R) was re-elected in what had been viewed as an extremely competitive race this cycle. Valadao easily beat immigration attorney Emilio Huerta (D) for a third term in Congress.

California Congressional District 22
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 5:33:47 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Louie Campos (Democratic Party)  31.5%
Devin Nunes (Republican Party)  68.5% Winner

California Congressional District 23
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:50:26 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Kevin McCarthy (Republican Party)  70.6% Winner
Wendy Reed (Democratic Party)  29.4%

California Congressional District 24
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:45:25 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Salud Carbajal (Democratic Party)  53.8% Winner
Justin Fareed (Republican Party)  46.2%
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal (D) is replacing the retiring Representative Lois Capps (D) in Congress. This district remains a Democratic seat as Carbajal defeated businessman Justin Fareed, a candidate that ran a strong campaign in a heavily Democratic part of California.

California Congressional District 25
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:30:14 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Bryan Caforio (Democratic Party)  45.7%
Steve Knight (Republican Party)  54.3% Winner
Representative Steve Knight (R) was re-elected over Bryan Caforio (D). This race had been considered a chance for Democrats to flip a seat from red to blue, but the national election swept this toss-up seat into the Republican column re-electing Rep. Knight.

California Congressional District 26
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:30:34 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Julia Brownley (Democratic Party)  59.6% Winner
Rafael Dagnesses (Republican Party)  40.4%

California Congressional District 27
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:41:39 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Judy Chu (Democratic Party)  66.6% Winner
Jack Orswell (Republican Party)  33.4%

California Congressional District 28
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:52:42 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Adam Schiff (Democratic Party)  77.8% Winner
Lenore Solis (Republican Party)  22.2%

California Congressional District 29
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:55:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Richard Alarcon (Democratic Party)  25.0%
Tony Cardenas (Democratic Party)  75.0% Winner

California Congressional District 30
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:56:49 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mark Reed (Republican Party)  27.5%
Brad Sherman (Democratic Party)  72.5% Winner

California Congressional District 31
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:48:59 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Peter Aguilar (Democratic Party)  55% Winner
Paul Chabot (Republican Party)  45%

California Congressional District 32
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:54:47 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Roger Hernandez (Democratic Party)  38.0%
Grace Napolitano (Democratic Party)  62.0% Winner

California Congressional District 33
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:55:43 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ted Lieu (Democratic Party)  66.3% Winner
Kenneth Wright (Republican Party)  33.7%

California Congressional District 34
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:57:21 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Xavier Becerra (Democratic Party)  78.7% Winner
Adrienne Edwards (Democratic Party)  21.3%

California Congressional District 35
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:49:29 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Tyler Fischella (Republican Party)  28.6%
Norma Torres (Democratic Party)  71.4% Winner

California Congressional District 36
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:58:40 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Raul Ruiz (Democratic Party)  60.4% Winner
Jeffrey Stone (Republican Party)  39.6%

California Congressional District 37
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:02:20 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Karen Bass (Democratic Party)  82.1% Winner
Christopher Wiggins (Democratic Party)  17.9%

California Congressional District 38
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:04:04 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ryan Downing (Republican Party)  30.0%
Linda Sanchez (Democratic Party)  70.0% Winner

California Congressional District 39
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 9:59:22 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Brett Murdock (Democratic Party)  42.0%
Ed Royce (Republican Party)  58.0% Winner

California Congressional District 40
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:06:56 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Roman Gonzalez (Non-Partisan)  28.1%
Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic Party)  71.9% Winner

California Congressional District 41
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 10:00:08 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Doug Shepherd (Republican Party)  37.4%
Mark Takano (Democratic Party)  62.6% Winner

California Congressional District 42
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 10:00:49 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ken Calvert (Republican Party)  59.9% Winner
Timothy Sheridan (Democratic Party)  40.1%

California Congressional District 43
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:13:38 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Omar Navarro (Republican Party)  24.3%
Maxine Waters (Democratic Party)  75.7% Winner

California Congressional District 44
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 11:47:58 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Nanette Barragan (Democratic Party)  51.2% Winner
Isadore Hall (Democratic Party)  48.8%
State Senator Isadore Hall (D) lost to Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan (D) who wins the open seat of Janice Hahn (D). This southern California district is a safe Democratic seat.

California Congressional District 45
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:15:04 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ron Varasteh (Democratic Party)  40.5%
Mimi Walters (Republican Party)  59.5% Winner

California Congressional District 46
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/14/2016 11:15:26 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Lou Correa (Democratic Party)  70.2% Winner
Bao Nguyen (Democratic Party)  29.8%
Former state senator Lou Correa (D) will replace Representative Loretta Sanchez (D) who ran for California's open U.S. Senate seat. Correa defeated Mayor of Garden Grove, Bao Nguyen, for this solid Democratic seat.

California Congressional District 47
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:50:51 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Alan Lowenthal (Democratic Party)  62.9% Winner
Andrew Whallon (Republican Party)  37.1%

California Congressional District 48
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 8:17:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Dana Rohrabacher (Republican Party)  58.8% Winner
Suzanne Savary (Democratic Party)  41.1%

California Congressional District 49
Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:52:28 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Douglas Applegate (Democratic Party)  48.9%
Darrell Issa (Republican Party)  51.1%
A surprisingly competitive race incumbent between Representative Darrell Issa (R) and retired Marine Corps office Doug Applegate (D). This southern California district had gone from being a sure Republican seat this cycle to a highly competitive race.

California Congressional District 50
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:52:39 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Duncan Hunter (Republican Party)  64.3% Winner
Patrick Malloy (Democratic Party)  35.7%

California Congressional District 51
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:53:23 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Juan Hidalgo (Republican Party)  28.1%
Juan Vargas (Democratic Party)  71.9% Winner

California Congressional District 52
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 6:53:03 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Denise Gitsham (Republican Party)  43.5%
Scott Peters (Democratic Party)  56.5% Winner
Incumbent Representative Scott Peters (D) was re-elected over businesswoman Denis Gitsham (R) for this San Diego based seat in Congress. This district had been a target for Republicans to pick up a seat this election, but national headwinds and a strong campaign by Peters prevented the seat from switching parties.

California Congressional District 53
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:56:12 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Susan Davis (Democratic Party)  66.0% Winner
James Veltmeyer (Republican Party)  34.0%

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.