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2020 California's 25th congressional district special election

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2020 California's 25th congressional district special election

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California's 25th congressional district
 
Christy Smith CA Assembly official photo.jpg
Mike-Garcia-Headshot-768x1152.jpg
Nominee Christy Smith Mike Garcia
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent U.S. Representative

vacant; Katie Hill resigned
Democratic



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] The primary happened on March 3, 2020, coinciding with Super Tuesday. Since no candidate received more than 50% of the primary vote, the top two finishers, Christy Smith (D) and Mike Garcia (R) advanced to a runoff election to be held 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.[2]

Background

Buck McKeon (R) represented the district from 1993 until he retired in 2014. Steve Knight (R) then won over Tony Strickland (R) in the 2014 election and served until he was defeated by Katie Hill (D) in 2018 by 8.8 percentage points.

In recent presidential elections the district narrowly voted for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and Mitt Romney (R) in 2012, while Hillary Clinton (D) won the district by 7 percentage points in 2016.[3]

Hill resigned in October 2019 following a scandal in which she admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with a campaign staffer and nude photos of her were published without her consent.[4]

On November 15, 2019, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, issued a proclamation declaring a special election for the 25th Congressional District on May 12, 2020, with a primary on March 3, 2020.[5]

Candidates

California uses a primary system in which all candidates run in a single primary regardless of political party.[6] 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, had a candidate received more than 50% of the primary vote, they would have been automatically elected and the runoff election cancelled.[7]

On October 31, 2019, at least a dozen people had filed paperwork with the FEC to run for the seat.[1] According to the certified list of candidates signed by the Secretary of State of California on January 15, 2020, six Democrats and six Republicans had filed for the special election and would appear on the ballot.[8]

Democratic candidate Christopher Smith ended his campaign shortly after participating in the January 9 debate. While stopping short of a full endorsement, he stated "among the remaining field, the progressive candidate with the best chance of winning is Cenk Uygur."[9]

Democratic Party

Declared

Declined

Withdrawn

  • Christopher C. Smith, documentary filmmaker[9][16]

Republican Party

Declared

  • Mike Garcia, U.S. Navy veteran and businessman[8][17][3]
  • Kenneth Jenks, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and telecommunications executive[8]
  • Steve Knight, former U.S. Representative[8][18]
  • Courtney Lackey, businesswoman[8]
  • David Lozano, attorney and business owner[8]
  • Daniel Mercuri, business owner[8]
  • George Papadopoulos, foreign policy adviser for 2016 Trump campaign

Declined

Withdrawn

Special election

The special election and the primary election for the regular general election for California's 25th congressional district was held on March 3, 2020. The normal primary election determined which two candidates would advance to the 2020 general election, while the special election was to determine who will finish the remainder of Hill's term. No candidate in the special election received more than 50% of the vote so the top two candidates advanced to a runoff to be held on May 12, 2020.

Several candidates were on the ballot in both elections on March 3, as these elections concern two different Congresses.[22]

Debates

On December 22, 2019, Democratic candidates Christopher Smith, Aníbal Valdéz-Ortega and Cenk Uygur called on Christy Smith, Robert Cooper III and Getro Elize to attend a primary debate "to be held tentatively at College of the Canyons on Thursday, January 9, 2020".[23][24][25] The Talk of Santa Clarita, an interview podcast within the district that hosted a Democratic debate during the 2018 election and has interviewed both Christy Smith and Cenk Uygur,[26][27] also volunteered to host a primary debate for the Democratic candidates on January 25, 2020.[28]

Uygur stated on January 4 that all of the Democratic candidates, with the notable exception of Christy Smith, will attend a debate in Palmdale (at Transplants Brewing Company) on January 9, 2020.[29][35] Despite receiving an offer by the other candidates to change the date of the debate to better accommodate her, Christy Smith's campaign has stated that her work in the State Assembly prevents her from attending the debate, which is set to be moderated by The Talk of Santa Clarita.[36] Christy Smith's campaign has been given several opportunities to debate on different dates at different venues, including future debates unrelated to the Brewing Company debate, but her campaign also declined, with no reasons given.[37]

Endorsements

Mike Garcia (R)
Federal politicians
Statewide politicians
State legislators
Local politicians
Notable individuals
Organizations
Kenneth Jenks (R)
Statewide politicians
  • Johnnie Morgan, President CA State Republican Assembly[44]
Local politicians
  • Phil Monroe, Captain USN (Ret) and former Coronado City Councilman[44]
Prominent individuals
  • A. Arvatin, WWII Col. United States Marine Corps (Ret)[44]
  • Jeffrey Smith, Master Sgt USAF (Ret) Iraqi Freedom Warrior of the Month, Enduring Freedom[44]
Steve Knight (R)
Federal politicians
Local politicians
Christy Smith (D)
2020 presidential candidates
Federal politicians
Statewide politicians
State legislators
Local politicians
Party officials
Labor unions
Organizations
Notable Individuals
Newspapers
Cenk Uygur (D)

In December 2019, Uygur stated that his campaign does not accept endorsements from outside the 25th district[85][86] and requested that Bernie Sanders's[87] and Ro Khanna's[88] endorsements be retracted. However, his campaign has received verbal support from the following notable individuals:

2020 presidential candidates
State legislators
Notable individuals
Organizations
Withdrawn Endorsements

Results

Results by county:   Smith—30–40%
Results by county:
  Smith—30–40%
2020 California's 25th congressional district special election, March 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christy Smith 57,423 36.1%
Republican Mike Garcia 40,311 25.4%
Republican Steve Knight 27,372 17.2%
Democratic Cenk Uygur 10,391 6.5%
Democratic Aníbal Valdez-Ortega 7,214 4.5%
Republican Courtney Lackey 3,030 1.9%
Republican David Lozano 2,726 1.7%
Republican Kenneth Jenks 2,498 1.6%
Republican Daniel Mercuri 2,525 1.6%
Democratic Robert Cooper III 2,908 1.8%
Democratic Getro F. Elize 1,389 0.9%
Democratic David Rudnick 1,062 0.7%
Total votes 158,849 100%

Runoff

Since no candidate in the March 3, 2020 special election received more than 50.0% of the vote, a runoff election between the top two finishers will be held on May 12, 2020.[5]

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[128] Likely D January 24, 2020
Inside Elections[129] Likely D February 21, 2020
Politico[130] Toss-up November 19, 2019
Sabato's Crystal Ball[131] Lean D November 11, 2019

Results

2020 California's 25th congressional district special election Runoff, May 12,
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christy Smith
Republican Mike Garcia
Total votes 100%

See also

References

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  85. ^ EST, Jeffery Martin On 12/13/19 at 5:07 PM (December 13, 2019). "Bernie Sanders retracts endorsement of 'Young Turks' founder Cenk Uygur, who says he's no longer accepting endorsements". Newsweek. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  86. ^ Uygur, Cenk (December 13, 2019). "Cenk Uygur on Twitter: My job is to represent the voters and the voters alone. The only endorsements I'll be accepting going forward is that of the voters of CA-25. -Cenk". Twitter. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  87. ^ a b Uygur, Cenk (December 15, 2019). "Jimmy Dore Interviews Cenk Uygur". The Jimmy Dore Show (Interview). Interviewed by Jimmy Dore. California. And it actually took a ton of courage for a presidential candidate [Bernie Sanders], at the most important time in his campaign, to back a guy like me knowing how much the establishment hates me and would attack me. It took a ton of courage to do that in the first place, and I asked him to take it back because I didn't want it to hurt his campaign.
  88. ^ a b c Khanna, Ro (December 13, 2019). ".@cenkuygur asked Bernie, Nina and me to retract our endorsements. Like @Bernie, I do. His his statements were wrong and hurtful which he has acknowledged. Genuine thanks to all who made their views heard. Lets continue to fight in a broad coalition for progressive values". @RoKhanna. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  89. ^ 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.
  90. ^ 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.
  91. ^ 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.
  92. ^ Yang, Andrew [@AndrewYang] (November 15, 2019). "I like Cenk and would enjoy passing laws with him in DC.  👍💪" (Tweet). Retrieved February 3, 2020 – via Twitter.
  93. ^ Uygur, Cenk [@cenkuygur] (December 11, 2019). "Thank you @ninaturner for your support!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 11, 2019 – via Twitter.
  94. ^ Azari, Sara (November 13, 2019). "Best of luck to @cenkuygur". @azarilaw. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  95. ^ Blevins, Ryan [@Blevins2020] (December 13, 2019). "Ryan Blevins for Congress on Twitter: 'I'm not from CA-25 so I can not endorse you. But I can say with 100% certainty that If @TheYoungTurks didn't exist, my campaign would not exist either, and I am glad that you are running. 2016 was an important election #OurRevolution @BernieSanders @KyleKulinski'" (Tweet). Retrieved December 25, 2019 – via Twitter.
  96. ^ 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.
  97. ^ Calderon, Roza [@rozacalderon] (November 15, 2019). "Let's be real, @cenkuygur isn't just an incredible justice advocate, but he walks the talk, w/o him there would be no @justicedems or progressive platform that gave people like me a chance to run. Only he can win this highly competitive seat. I'm proud to endorse Cenk for #CA25! twitter.com/cenkuygur/status/1195153486247161856 …" (Tweet). Retrieved December 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  98. ^ Cohn, Alan [@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.
  99. ^ 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.
  100. ^ Cusack, John (November 14, 2019). "I support Cenk". @johncusack. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  101. ^ 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.
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  104. ^ 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.
  105. ^ Uygur, Cenk [@cenkuygur] (February 1, 2020). "I'm incredibly honored to have @DoloresHuerta support my campaign! #LivingLegend We believe in and work toward the same goals. I can't wait to support her work in Congress! Cenk2020.com" (Tweet). Retrieved February 1, 2020 – via Twitter.
  106. ^ 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.
  107. ^ Jackson, Justin [@J_ManPrime21] (January 8, 2020). "Let's go Cenk!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  108. ^ Jackson, Justin [@J_ManPrime21] (January 9, 2020). "Never ran for Congress tho!!🏃🏾go get em Cenk. Would love to come to the district sometime!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  109. ^ 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.
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  111. ^ 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.
  112. ^ Klein, Howie [@downwithtyranny] (December 13, 2019). "I support @cenkuygur for the same reasons, Michael. And one more: he'd probably be the very best member of Congress now-- and one of the best in history, despite his human frailties. Anyone who agrees can contribute to his campaign on the DWT ActBlue page: bit.ly/2Njm74R" (Tweet). Retrieved January 18, 2020 – via Twitter.
  113. ^ 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.
  114. ^ Rodriguez, Aida (November 14, 2019). "LIVE: Atlanta Debate Winners & Losers on TYT". The Young Turks. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  115. ^ Uygur, Cenk [@cenkuygur] (February 22, 2020). "Dolores Huerta and John Salley joining us for our rally in Palmdale. Come join a great collection of progressives right now: bit.ly/CenkRally" (Tweet). Retrieved February 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
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  117. ^ 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.
  118. ^ 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.
  119. ^ 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.
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  122. ^ "@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.
  123. ^ "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.
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