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California Returns from the November 2, 2004 General Election


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Relatively little changed for California following the 2004 general election. Final vote tallies for California from the November 2, 2004 general election for President, U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and the 16 statewide ballot propositions. In the presidential race, challenger John Kerry outpolled President George Bush by approximately 10 percentage points in California. Senator Barbara Boxer was reelected by approximately a 20-point margin. The state’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives will remain comprised of 33 Democrats and 20 Republicans. And the party mixture in both houses of the state legislature remain identical to the status quo: the State Senate at 25 Democrats and 15 Republicans, the Assembly with 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans.

In contests for California’s House 53 seats, all 51 of the serving Members of Congress who chose to seek reelection won their races by substantial margins. The state’s House delegation will continue to include 33 Democrats and 20 Republicans, with party membership also unchanged in California’s two open House seats -- former Congressman and Attorney General Dan Lungren won the race to succeed retiring Rep. Doug Ose by a 27-point margin, and former State Senator Jim Costa won the race to succeed departing Rep. Cal Dooley by 7.4 percentage points.

A brief list of results from California seat races, as well as from contests for President, U.S. Senate, and statewide ballot initiatives, is available in this document, http://www.calinst.org/pubs/vote2004.htm, or in pdf format at http://www.calinst.org/pubs/vote2004.pdf .  For more detail, a listing of election results from all California races -- including the 100 state legislative seats -- visit the California Secretary of State’s website at http://vote2004.ss.ca.gov/.

(NOTE:  The following table is best viewed in a proportional spacing font, such as courier.)

 CANDIDATE                      PARTY                      VOTES    PERCENT
 
PRESIDENT
  John F. Kerry                  Democratic              5,427,133   54.6   
* George W. Bush                 Republican              4,403,475   44.3   
  Michael Anthony Peroutka       American Independent       21,057    0.2   
  David Cobb                     Green                      31,679    0.3   
  Michael Badnarik               Libertarian                39,797    0.4   
  Leonard Peltier                Peace & Freedom            21,550    0.2   
 
 
U.S. SENATE
* Barbara Boxer                  Democratic              5,599,305   58.0   
  Bill Jones                     Republican              3,642,425   37.7   
  Don Grundmann                  American Independent       64,844    0.6   
  James Gray                     Libertarian               171,925    1.7   
  Marsha J. Feinland             Peace & Freedom           190,429    2.0    

 
U.S. CONGRESS -- ALL DISTRICTS 
 District 1
* C. Michael Thompson            Democratic                164,213   67.1   
  Lawrence R. Wiesner            Republican                 69,099   28.2   
  Pamela Elizondo                Green                      11,752    4.7   
 
 District 2
  Mike Johnson                   Democratic                 77,276   33.0   
* Wally Herger                   Republican                156,854   67.0   
 
 District 3
  Gabe Castillo                  Democratic                 75,212   34.9   
  Dan Lungren                    Republican                132,780   61.8   
  Douglas Tuma                   Libertarian                 7,171    3.3   

 District 4
  David I. Winters               Democratic                 97,321   34.7   
* John T. Doolittle              Republican                183,042   65.3   


 District 5
* Robert T. Matsui               Democratic                103,563   71.4   
  Mike Dugas                     Republican                 33,489   23.1   
  Pat Driscoll                   Green                       5,164    3.6   
  John C. Reiger                 Peace & Freedom             2,866    1.9   
 
 District 6
* Lynn Woolsey                   Democratic                177,131   72.2   
  Paul L. Erickson               Republican                 68,327   27.8   
 
 District 7
* George Miller                  Democratic                142,075   76.3   
  Charles Hargrave               Republican                 44,306   23.7   
 
 District 8
* Nancy Pelosi                   Democratic                167,542   84.7   
  Jennifer Depalma               Republican                 23,366   11.8   
  Leilani D. Dowell              Peace & Freedom             7,063    3.5   

 District 9
* Barbara Lee                    Democratic                159,064   83.8   
  Claudia Bermudez               Republican                 24,848   13.0   
  James M. Eyer                  Libertarian                 6,097    3.2   

 District 10
* Ellen O. Tauscher              Democratic                155,138   65.7   
  Jeff Ketelson                  Republican                 81,029   34.3   
 
 District 11
  Gerald (Jerry) M. McNerney     Democratic                 88,393   38.7   
* Richard Pombo                  Republican                139,697   61.3   

 District 12
* Tom Lantos                     Democratic                135,342   67.7   
  Mike Garza                     Republican                 42,007   21.1   
  Patricia Gray                  Green                      18,556    9.2   
  Harland Harrison               Libertarian                 4,115    2.0   

 District 13
* Fortney "Pete" Stark           Democratic                117,915   71.2   
  George I. Bruno                Republican                 40,650   24.5   
  Mark W. Stroberg               Libertarian                 7,211    4.3   

 District 14
* Anna Eshoo                     Democratic                136,697   69.8   
  John Christian Haugen          Republican                 51,943   26.6   
  Brian Holtz                    Libertarian                 7,246    3.6   

 District 15
* Mike Honda                     Democratic                110,120   71.7   
  Raymond L. Chukwu              Republican                 43,632   28.3   

 District 16
* Zoe Lofgren                    Democratic                 94,806   70.9   
  Douglas Adams McNea            Republican                 35,245   26.4   
  Markus Welch                   Libertarian                 3,722    2.7   

 District 17
* Sam Farr                       Democratic                109,049   67.2   
  Mark James Risley              Republican                 46,724   28.8   
  Raymond Glock-Grueneich        Green                       2,699    1.7   
  Joel Richard Smolen            Libertarian                 1,857    1.1   
  Joseph Williams                Peace & Freedom             1,987    1.2   

 District 18
* Dennis Cardoza                 Democratic                 90,218   67.5   
  Charles F. Pringle, Sr         Republican                 43,502   32.5   

 District 19
  James Lex Bufford              Democratic                 55,146   27.3   
* George P. Radanovich           Republican                133,572   66.1   
  Larry R. Mullen                Green                      13,362    6.6   

 District 20
  Jim Costa                      Democratic                 49,461   53.7   
  Roy Ashburn                    Republican                 42,807   46.3   

 District 21
  Fred B. Davis                  Democratic                 44,236   26.7   
* Devin G. Nunes                 Republican                120,977   73.3   

 District 22
* Bill Thomas                    Republican                176,278  100.0   

 District 23
* Lois Capps                     Democratic                109,608   63.5   
  Donald E. Regan                Republican                 58,493   33.9   
  Michael Favorite               Libertarian                 4,633    2.6   

 District 24
  Brett Wagner                   Democratic                 65,893   34.3   
* Elton Gallegly                 Republican                120,103   62.4   
  Stuart Bechman                 Green                       6,513    3.3   

 District 25
  Fred Timothy Willoughby        Democratic                 68,950   35.1   
* Howard P. "Buck" McKeon        Republican                127,147   64.9   

 District 26
  Cynthia M. Matthews            Democratic                 92,665   42.8   
* David Dreier                   Republican                116,218   53.7   
  Randall Weissbuch              Libertarian                 7,731    3.5   

 District 27
* Brad Sherman                   Democratic                112,310   62.3   
  Robert M. Levy                 Republican                 60,299   33.4   
  Eric J. Carter                 Green                       7,844    4.3   

 District 28
* Howard L. Berman               Democratic                103,093   71.2   
  David Hernandez                Republican                 33,801   23.3   
  Kelley L. Ross                 Libertarian                 8,041    5.5   

 District 29
* Adam B. Schiff                 Democratic                118,503   64.8   
  Harry Frank Scolinos           Republican                 55,734   30.5   
  Philip Koebel                  Green                       4,867    2.6   
  Ted Brown                      Libertarian                 3,916    2.1   

 District 30
* Henry A. Waxman                Democratic                190,835   71.2   
  Victor Elizalde                Republican                 77,236   28.8   

 District 31
* Xavier Becerra                 Democratic                 78,529   80.6   
  Luis Vega                      Republican                 19,002   19.4   

 District 32
* Hilda L. Solis                 Democratic                106,931   84.9   
  Leland Faegre                  Libertarian                19,033   15.1   

 District 33
* Diane E. Watson                Democratic                145,565   88.7   
  Robert G. Weber, Jr.           Libertarian                18,569   11.3   

 District 34
* Lucille Roybal-Allard          Democratic                 72,923   74.5   
  Wayne Miller                   Republican                 24,962   25.5   

 District 35
* Maxine Waters                  Democratic                109,988   80.3   
  Ross Moen                      Republican                 21,148   15.5   
  Gordon Michael Mego            American Independent        2,982    2.1   
  Charles Tate                   Libertarian                 2,950    2.1   

 District 36
* Jane Harman                    Democratic                134,231   61.9   
  Paul Whitehead                 Republican                 73,023   33.7   
  Mike Binkley                   Libertarian                 4,446    2.0   
  Alice Stek                     Peace & Freedom             5,225    2.4   

 District 37
* Juanita Millender-McDonald     Democratic                102,981   74.9   
  Vernon Van                     Republican                 28,104   20.4   
  Herb Peters                    Libertarian                 6,486    4.7   

 District 38
* Grace Flores Napolitano        Democratic                103,563  100.0   

 District 39
* Linda T. Sanchez               Democratic                 90,174   60.6   
  Tim Escobar                    Republican                 58,734   39.4   

 District 40
  J. Tilman Williams             Democratic                 51,272   32.3   
* Edward R. Royce                Republican                107,228   67.7   

 District 41
* Jerry Lewis                    Republican                144,412   83.1   
  Peymon Mottahedek              Libertarian                29,394   16.9   

 District 42
  Lewis Myers                    Democratic                 61,911   32.4   
* Gary G. Miller                 Republican                128,632   67.6   

 District 43
* Joe Baca                       Democratic                 67,504   66.5   
  Ed Laning                      Republican                 34,126   33.5   

 District 44
  Louis Vandenberg               Democratic                 62,151   35.7   
* Ken Calvert                    Republican                106,134   61.0   
  Kevin Akin                     Peace & Freedom             5,885    3.3   

 District 45
  Richard J. Meyer               Democratic                 64,847   33.5   
* Mary Bono                      Republican                128,412   66.5   
 
 District 46
  Jim Brandt                     Democratic                 70,235   33.1   
* Dana Rohrabacher               Republican                130,537   61.5   
  Thomas Wesley Lash             Green                       7,754    3.6   
  Keith Gann                     Libertarian                 3,847    1.8   

 District 47
* Loretta Sanchez                Democratic                 43,238   59.6   
  Alexandri A. Coronado          Republican                 29,348   40.4   

 District 48
  John Graham                    Democratic                 67,154   32.5   
* Christopher Cox                Republican                133,492   64.6   
  Bruce Cohen                    Libertarian                 6,133    2.9   

 District 49
  Michael P. Byron               Democratic                 60,830   35.5   
* Darrell E. Issa                Republican                106,354   62.0   
  Lars R. Grossmith              Libertarian                 4,442    2.5   

 District 50
  Francine P. Busby              Democratic                 79,505   37.0   
* Randy "Duke" Cunningham        Republican                124,768   58.0   
  Diane Templin                  American Independent        3,612    1.6   
  Gary M. Waayers                Green                       4,945    2.2   
  Brandon C. Osborne             Libertarian                 2,627    1.2   

 District 51
* Bob Filner                     Democratic                 84,879   62.3   
  Michael Giorgino               Republican                 47,022   34.5   
  Michael S. Metti               Libertarian                 4,498    3.2   

 District 52
  Brian S. Keliher               Democratic                 55,861   27.4   
* Duncan Hunter                  Republican                141,201   69.3   
  Michael Benoit                 Libertarian                 6,752    3.3   

 District 53
* Susan A. Davis                 Democratic                111,444   66.8   
  Darin Hunzeker                 Republican                 47,003   28.2   
  Lawrence P. Rockwood           Green                       5,762    3.4   
  Adam Van Susteren              Libertarian                 2,737    1.6   

* = Incumbent
 


STATE BALLOT MEASURES 
No. Y/N   SUBJECT                    YES VOTES  PCT.    NO VOTES  PCT.
 
 1A  Y    Local Govt Revenues        7,564,354  83.6   1,494,459  16.4

 59  Y    Public Records             7,489,682  83.1   1,523,605  16.9

 60  Y    Party Rights               5,806,708  67.3   2,829,284  32.7

60A  Y    Surplus Property           6,221,229  72.8   2,326,577  27.2

 61  Y    Hospital Grants            5,319,238  58.1   3,842,834  41.9

 62  N    Open Primary               4,078,235  45.7   4,844,062  54.3

 63  Y    Mental Health Svcs         4,941,879  53.4   4,322,947  46.6

 64  Y    Business Laws              5,279,203  58.9   3,694,602  41.1

 65  N    Local Govt Funds           3,139,041  37.5   5,230,103  62.5

 66  N    3 Strikes Limits           4,440,800  46.6   5,081,064  53.4

 67  N    Medical Svcs Funds         2,578,714  28.0   6,598,404  72.0

 68  N    Gambling Expansion         1,535,334  16.3   7,871,452  83.7

 69  Y    DNA Samples                5,755,966  61.8   3,568,310  38.2

 70  N    Tribal Gaming              2,233,263  23.9   7,086,180  76.1

 71  Y    Stem Cell Research         5,616,268  59.1   3,894,561  40.9

 72  N    Health Care Coverage       4,563,004  49.1   4,724,470  50.9 
 
     Y = Proposition passing
     N = Proposition not passing


Source:  California Secretary of State's Office: http://vote2004.ss.ca.gov/


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