Friday, June 16, 2017

Democratic districts in U.S. House targeted by GOP: California 36th

On November 2, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 20, creating a Citizens Redistricting Commission.  It's why we've seen more competitive races in this state since then.

As a result of redistricting, Mary Bono Mack -- yes, Sonny's widow -- was the incumbent in the 2012 36CD election.  She lost to her Democratic challenger, Raul Ruiz, by 5.8 percentage points.  Ruiz has since increased his margins of victory considerably, most recently defeating Republican Jeff Stone.

Clinton won the district with 52.3% of the vote compared to Trump's 43.4%.

Ami Bera.  Salud Carbajal.  Raul Ruiz.  Interesting pattern so far in the GOP's targeted House districts in California.

Source:  Ballotpedia

NRCC Announces Initial Offensive Targets For The 2018 Cycle.  (NRCC, 2/8/2017)

Since February 8th, the gap between Trump's approval and disapproval ratings has increased 10.4 percentage points.  To the bad.

Source:  govtrack

Sources: Census Reporter (CA 36CD;  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (CA, US)

Related post:
Minnesota 1st.  (6/13/2017)
Ohio 13th.  (6/13/2017)
Pennsylvania 17th.  (6/13/2017)
Minnesota 8th.  (6/14/2017)
Minnesota 7th.  (6/14/2017)
Arizona 1st.  (6/15/2017)
Arizona 9th.  (6/15/2017)
California 7th.  (6/16/2017)
California 24th.  (6/16/2017)

Take Back the House 2018 posts:
Pennsylvania 8th.  (6/2/2017)
New Jersey 11th.  (6/2/2017)
Minnesota 2nd.  (6/2/2017)
Nebraska 2nd.  (6/3/2017)

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