2020 California's 25th congressional district special election

2020 California's 25th congressional district special election

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Party Democratic Republican

US Representative before election

Katie Hill
Democratic

Elected US Representative

TBD

A special election to the United States House of Representatives for California's 25th congressional district will be held following Katie Hill's resignation. Hill announced her resignation on October 27, 2019 and it became effective November 3, 2019.[1][2] The primary will happen on March 3, 2020. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the primary vote, he or she will be automatically elected and the runoff election will be cancelled, otherwise the top two finishers in the primary advance to a runoff election on May 12, 2020. The winner of the special election will finish the remaining balance of Hill's term in the 116th Congress. A separate primary and general election on March 3, 2020 and on November 3, 2020 respectively will determine the representative for the 117th Congress.[3]

Candidates[edit]

California uses a jungle primary system in which all candidates run in a single primary regardless of political party.[4] In regular congressional elections, the top two vote getters in the primary advance to a runoff election regardless of party affiliation or vote tally. However, in the special election for the balance of Hill's term, if a candidate receives more than 50% of the primary vote, they are automatically elected and the runoff election is cancelled.[5]

As of October 31, 2019, at least a dozen people have filed paperwork to run for the seat.[2]

Democratic Party[edit]

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Potential[edit]

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Republican Party[edit]

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Potential[edit]

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Primary election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Christy Smith (D)
2020 presidential candidates
Federal politicians
Statewide politicians
State legislators
Local politicians
Party officials
Labor unions
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Cenk Uygur (D)
2020 presidential candidates
Federal politicians
Notable individuals
Organizations

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[59] Lean D November 15, 2019
Inside Elections[60] Solid D November 26, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[61] Lean D November 11, 2019

Polling[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: Rep. Katie Hill to resign after allegations of improper relationship with staff". Axios.
  2. ^ a b Dzhanova, Yelena (October 31, 2019). "Rep. Katie Hill says she's quitting the House 'because of a double standard' for women". CNBC. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "Special election to replace former Rep. Katie Hill set for March 3, California primary day". Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Primary Elections in California | California Secretary of State". www.sos.ca.gov. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Bowman, Bridget (October 28, 2019). "Katie Hill's exit shakes up competitive race in Southern California". Roll Call. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  6. ^ Kisken, Tom (October 28, 2019). "Who could replace Katie Hill in Congress? Possible candidates emerge". Ventura County Star. David Rudnick, a Democrat from Lancaster, has also announced his candidacy.
  7. ^ Murga, Tammy (October 28, 2019). "Assemblywoman Smith launches campaign for Congress". Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Cenk Uygur [@cenkuygur] (November 14, 2019). "I'm running for Congress to represent CA-25. If we fight together for this seat, it will be the People's seat. Fight with me by donating now secure.actblue.com/donate/cenk-fo… #cenk2020" (Tweet). Retrieved November 14, 2019 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ a b c Bowman, Bridget (October 28, 2019). "Katie Hill's exit shakes up competitive race in Southern California". Roll Call. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "CA-25: Rep. Katie Hill (D) Resigns". RRH Elections. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  11. ^ Padilla, Alex [@AlexPadilla4CA] (October 30, 2019). "I am touched and humbled by the encouragement I received to run for the 25th Congressional District, but this is not the right time for me to do so" (Tweet). Retrieved October 30, 2019 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Phoenix, Jess [@jessphoenix2018] (October 27, 2019). "I'm sorry to disappoint everyone here who supported me before & is now asking if I'll run again. I never wanted to run again, & I'm sure the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified their choice of candidate" (Tweet). Retrieved October 27, 2019 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Baskin, Morgan (October 30, 2019). "The Race to Replace Katie Hill in Congress Is Already a Circus". Vice.
  14. ^ Lunetta, Caleb (November 9, 2019). "Former Rep. Steve Knight officially announces bid for congressional seat". Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  15. ^ Axelrod, Tal (October 29, 2019). "George Papadopoulos launches campaign to run for Katie Hill's congressional seat". The Hill. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  16. ^ ""Are you ready for the Cenk/Cerno debates? CA25 is going to be a mother fucking clash!"". @cernovich. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  17. ^ a b Miller, Devon (November 18, 2019). "UPDATE: Angela Underwood-Jacobs, Mark Cripe Suspend Congressional Campaigns". KHTS AM 1220. Santa Clarita Latest News. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  18. ^ https://thehill.com/homenews/house/471201-kamala-harris-endorses-christy-smith-in-bid-to-fill-katie-hills-seat
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "CA ASSEMBLYWOMAN CHRISTY SMITH LAUNCHES CA-25 CAMPAIGN". us18.campaign-archive.com. Christy Smith for Congress. October 28, 2019.
  20. ^ a b c d "CHRISTY SMITH'S MOMENTUM CONTINUES AS SHE EXPANDS ROSTER OF SUPPORT". us18.campaign-archive.com. Christy Smith for Congress.
  21. ^ a b c d e "In another nod of approval from establishment Democrats". National Journal.
  22. ^ Lieu, Ted [@tedlieu] (November 6, 2019). "I've endorsed @ChristyforCA25 for #CA25. There will be a special election this March. If she wins over 50% of the vote, there is no runoff for the special election. You can help Christy here:" (Tweet). Retrieved November 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  23. ^ a b "Assemblywoman Christy Smith continues to pile up the establishment endorsements for her CA-25 bid". November 19, 2019.
  24. ^ Katie Hill (November 13, 2019). "A local gal flipped a decades-long Rep seat to win by 9 pts. A local gal is the only one who can keep it blue and the only one the community deserves. I called @ChristyforCA25 before I resigned to make sure she would run. Boys, please be gentlemen and step aside. She's got this".
  25. ^ Rebecca Klar (December 3, 2019). "Feinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat".
  26. ^ Holzberg, Melissa (December 2, 2019). "Gavin Newsom endorses Christy Smith for former Rep. Katie Hill's seat". NBC News.
  27. ^ Ma, Fiona [@fionama] (October 28, 2019). "I've endorsed @ChristyforCA25 to succeed Katie Hill for Congress. Thank you for your service ladies! @KatieHill4CA" (Tweet). Retrieved November 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "ASM. SMITH PILES UP MORE ENDORSEMENTS IN CA-25 SPECIAL ELECTION". us18.campaign-archive.com. Christy Smith for Congress. October 29, 2019.
  29. ^ Garcetti, Eric [@ericgarcetti] (November 7, 2019). "In 2018, Dems. finally flipped the last Republican-held House seat that includes LA, #CA25. Now we have a chance to elect a new great leader @ChristyforCA25 to #KeepCA25Blue in the upcoming special election. Please join the fight & help by donating here:" (Tweet). Retrieved November 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  30. ^ González, Mark [@MarkGDemocrat] (October 27, 2019). "I wholeheartedly endorse Assemblywoman @Christyfor38 for #CA25 Congress! RUN Christy RUN!! #KeepCA25Blue #RunChristyRun" (Tweet). Retrieved November 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ "Current Endorsements | California League of Conservation Voters". www.ecovote.org.
  32. ^ "Equality California Endorses Christy Smith for Congress in CA-25". www.eqca.org.
  33. ^ Gleib, Ben (November 15, 2019). ""Wow this is amazing news. @cenkuygur is a very good-hearted, smart, passionate, caring, progressive human and would fight hard to make life better for everyday Americans. He has my support. I donated and hope you do too."". @bengleib. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  34. ^ Sestak, Joe [@JoeSestak] (November 15, 2019). "I enjoyed being on with @cenkuygur on @TheYoungTurks, and wish him well in his House run!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  35. ^ Williamson, Marianne (December 8, 2019). "Marianne Williamson on Instagram: "Cenk Uygur is running for Katie Hill's old Congressional seat in California. I was sorry to see Katie go, and the conditions of her leaving were particularly absurd. I don't think it would've gone down the way it did if she were a man. But it did go down the way it did...so that was then and this is now, and I'm a big fan of Cenk Uygur. He's been very good to me both personally and professionally, and I've learned a lot from him. I totally support his run in California-25."". Instagram. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  36. ^ Yang, Andrew [@AndrewYang] (November 14, 2019). "I like Cenk and would enjoy passing laws with him in DC. 👍💪" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Khanna, Ro (November 13, 2019). ""It's exciting that a Justice Dem founder and leading national progressive leader @cenkuygur may be the next Congressman from California CD25. He will have my support if he jumps in. @KyleKulinski @justicedems @_waleedshahid @AOC"". @RoKhanna. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  38. ^ Azari, Sara (November 13, 2019). ""Best of luck to @cenkuygur"". @azarilaw. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  39. ^ Bush, Cori [@CoriBush] (November 22, 2019). "@Cenk has always supported me, gave me a platform that others wouldn't. *I was the FIRST JUSTICE DEMOCRATS' CANDIDATE period* Never forget who put you on or who was by your side in the beginning... that's why I stand with him @BernieSanders @ninaturner" (Tweet). Retrieved November 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  40. ^ Alan Cohn [@AlanMCohn] (November 14, 2019). "Congratulations to my friend and former producer @cenkuygur for joining me as fellow candidate for Congress running in the CA-25. Imagine two WAMI alums running, winning, and serving side by side! @theyoungturks" (Tweet). Retrieved November 28, 2019 – via Twitter.
  41. ^ Conniff, Frank [@FrankConniff] (November 15, 2019). "In my last few years in LA, nobody was hiring me or asking me to be on TV. Except @cenkuygur, who often invited me on @TheYoungTurks. I know this is damning information, but now that he's running for Congress, all the awful facts must come out" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  42. ^ Cusack, John (November 14, 2019). ""I support Cenk."". @johncusack. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  43. ^ Daou, Peter [@peterdaou] (November 14, 2019). "I see #cenk2020 trending and I just want to say I've known @cenkuygur since the early 2000s. We've had our disagreements over the years, but he's got his heart in the right place" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  44. ^ Figueredo, Mike (November 19, 2019). ""Why Cenk Uygur Being in Congress Would be HUGE"". The Humanist Report. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  45. ^ Green, Ja'Mal [@JaymalGreen] (November 15, 2019). "I guess y'all already know, I don't even need to know who else is in the race. I'm endorsing my boy @cenkuygur, he's a progressive champion as we need him to be apart of this revolution for change! I'm proud of you and look forward to the victory party. #LetsGo" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  46. ^ Iadarola, John [@johniadarola] (November 14, 2019). "By the way, @cenkuygur is about to run a historic campaign, unlike anything you've ever seen before in American politics" (Tweet). Retrieved November 17, 2019 – via Twitter.
  47. ^ Keith, Pam [@PamKeithFL] (December 3, 2019). "Please take note. Straight talk does actually move people. Thank You Cenk" (Tweet). Retrieved December 3, 2019 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ Kulinski, Kyle (November 14, 2019). ""Cenk Uygur Might Run For Congress"". Secular Talk. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  49. ^ Newkirk, Kai [@kai_newkirk] (November 22, 2019). ""It will be the People's seat." Amen! @CenkUygur is a fighter for justice. How great would it be to have a leader who was willing to be arrested on the US Capitol steps in peaceful civil disobedience to end corruption serving in Congress? Let's make it happen, y'all! #Cenk2020" (Tweet). Retrieved November 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  50. ^ ""LIVE: Atlanta Debate Winners & Losers on TYT"". The Young Turks. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  51. ^ Seder, Sam (November 16, 2019). ""Cenk Uygur Announces Congressional Bid"". The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  52. ^ Simmons, Jamal [@JammalSimmons] (November 15, 2019). "Good luck @cenkuygur ! Your voice is unique -- America needs to hear it online or on Capitol Hill!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  53. ^ Srinivasan, Ramesh [@rameshmedia] (November 15, 2019). "I endorse my friend and colleague @cenkuygur from @TYT who I can assure you all stands for working people, medicare for all, a green new deal, and an America that is just, equal, and supportive of ALL its citizens" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  54. ^ Stone, Benjamin [@BenJStone] (November 14, 2019). "Just donated, let's show progressives can win in purple districts @cenkuygur" (Tweet). Retrieved November 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  55. ^ Seder, Sam (November 16, 2019). ""Cenk Uygur Announces Congressional Bid"". The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  56. ^ Kasparian, Ana [@AnaKasparian] (November 23, 2019). "...so while his political rivals try to smear him, try to get a sense of who he really is from the women who know him. He'd be an amazing Congressman. #ca25" (Tweet). Retrieved November 25, 2019 – via Twitter.
  57. ^ ""@cenkuygur just announced he is running for Congress in the special election for #CA25. Cenk is a long-time ally with an anti-corruption, pro-worker message that resonates with Dems, Independents & Republicans."". @BoldProgressives. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  58. ^ ""Good luck to our fearless founder, @cenkuygur. You've dedicated your life to fighting for justice and demanding change to a corrupted system that no longer represents the people. You've inspired thousands to get involved, and will represent the people of California well. Forward!"". @WolfPAChq. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  59. ^ Wasserman, David (October 28, 2019). "Hill Resignation Moves CA-25 to Lean Democrat". The Cook Political Report.
  60. ^ Gonzales, Nathan L. (November 26, 2019). "California | Inside Elections". www.insideelections.com. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales.
  61. ^ Kondik, Kyle; Coleman, J. Miles (October 31, 2019). "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » Election 2019 Mega-Preview: Political Conformity Seeks Further Confirmation". crystalball.centerforpolitics.org. Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball.

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Official campaign websites