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California's 50th Congressional District
California's 50th congressional district
California US Congressional District 50 (since 2013).tif
California's 50th congressional district since January 3, 2013.
Representative
Population (2013)730,427[1]
Median income$77,155[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+11[4]

California's 50th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California, and encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a small part of Riverside County. It is currently represented by Republican Duncan D. Hunter.

From 2003 through 2013, California's 52nd consisted of many of San Diego's northern and eastern suburbs, including Lakeside, Poway, Ramona, La Mesa, Alpine Winter Gardens, Borrego Springs and Spring Valley. Due to redistricting after the 2010 United States Census, much of this area is now part of the 50th District.

Despite being indicted by a federal grand jury for misusing campaign funds, Hunter narrowly won re-election in 2018.[5]

Geography

The 50th district is based in San Diego County. It includes suburban and outlying areas of the county, including Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, parts of El Cajon and mountain and desert areas stretching east to the Imperial County line. It extends slightly into southwestern Riverside County in the Temecula area.

Competitiveness

In statewide races

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
1992 President[6] Clinton 48.8% - 30.0%
Senator[7] Boxer 49.8% - 39.0%
Senator (Special)[8] Feinstein 54.5% - 35.6%
1994 Governor[9] Wilson 50.6% - 44.1%
Senator[10] Feinstein 44.4% - 40.0%
1996 President[11] Clinton 59.7% - 32.3%
1998 Governor[12] Davis 63.4% - 32.1%
Senator[13] Boxer 59.0% - 36.1%
2000 President[14] Gore 59.0% - 37.2%
Senator[15] Feinstein 64.4% - 27.8%
2002 Governor[16] Simon 55.6% - 37.3%
2003 Recall[17][18] Yes Yes 68.0% - 32.0%
Schwarzenegger 63.1% - 20.3%
2004 President[19] Bush 55.2% - 43.9%
Senator[20] Jones 48.2% - 48.1%
2006 Governor[21] Schwarzenegger 69.9% - 26.3%
Senator[22] Feinstein 50.8% - 45.2%
2008 President[23] Obama 51.3% - 47.1%
2010 Governor[24] Whitman 55.2% - 39.8%
Senator[25] Fiorina 55.2% - 39.8%
2012 President[26] Romney 60.4% - 37.6%
Senator[27] Emken 60.5% - 39.5%
2014 Governor[28] Kashkari 64.0% - 36.0%
2016 President[29] Trump 54.6% - 39.6%
Senator[30] Harris 54.9% - 45.1%
2018 Governor[31] Cox 59.1% - 40.9%
Senator[32] de León 52.1% - 47.9%

List of members representing the district

District created January 3, 1993.
Member Party Dates Cong
ress(es)
Electoral history Counties
Bob Filner portraitsmall.jpg
Bob Filner
Democratic January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2003
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Redistricted to the 51st district.
1993-2003
San Diego
(Southern suburbs)
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Duke Cunningham
Republican January 3, 2003 -
December 1, 2005
108th
109th
Redistricted from the 51st district and re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Resigned after pleading guilty to multiple felonies.
2003-2013
San Diego
(Northern suburbs)
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Vacant December 1, 2005 -
June 13, 2006
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Brian Bilbray
Republican June 13, 2006 -
January 3, 2013
109th
110th
111th
112th
Elected to finish Cunningham's term.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 52nd district and lost there.
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Duncan D. Hunter
Republican January 3, 2013 -
present
113th
114th
115th
116th
Redistricted from the 52nd district and re-elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
2013-Present
Inland San Diego
(Escondido and Santee)
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Elections results

1992

1992 United States House of Representatives elections in California[33]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner 77,293 56.6%
Republican Tony Valencia 39,531 28.9%
Libertarian Barbara Hutchinson 15,489 11.3%
Peace and Freedom Roger Bruce Batchelder 4,250 3.1%
Independent Pickard (write-in) 63 0.1%
Total votes 136,626 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1994

1994 United States House of Representatives elections in California[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (Incumbent) 59,214 56.7%
Republican Mary Alice Acevedo 36,955 35.4%
Libertarian Richardo Duenez 3,326 3.2%
Peace and Freedom Guillermo Ramirez 3,002 2.9%
Green Kip Krueger 1,954 1.8%
Total votes 118,340 100.0%
Democratic hold

1996

1996 United States House of Representatives elections in California[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (Incumbent) 73,200 58.9%
Republican Jim Baize 38,351 32.5%
Reform Dan Clark 3,253 2.7%
Natural Law Earl Shepard 2,138 1.8%
Libertarian Philip Zoebisch 1,398 1.1%
Total votes 118,340 100.0%
Democratic hold

1998

1998 United States House of Representatives elections in California[36]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (Incumbent) 77,354 99.2%
Independent Jon Parungoa (write-in) 596 0.8%
Republican Petra E. Barajas (write-in) 41 0.0%
Total votes 77,991 100.0%
Democratic hold

2000

2000 United States House of Representatives elections in California[37]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Filner (Incumbent) 95,191 68.3%
Republican Bob Divine 38,526 27.7%
Libertarian David A. Willoughby 3,472 2.4%
Natural Law LeAnn S. Kendall 2,283 1.6%
Total votes 139,472 100.0%
Democratic hold

2002

2002 United States House of Representatives elections in California[38]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (Incumbent) 111,095 64.4%
Democratic Del G. Stewart 55,855 32.3%
Libertarian Richard M. Fontanesi 5,751 3.3%
Total votes 172,701 100.0%
Republican hold

2004

2004 United States House of Representatives elections in California[39]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Cunningham (Incumbent) 169,025 58.5%
Democratic Francine Busby 105,590 36.5%
Green Gary M. Waayers 6,504 2.2%
American Independent Diane Templin 4,723 1.6%
Libertarian Brandon C. Osborne 3,486 1.2%
Total votes 289,328 100.0%
Republican hold

2006 (Special)

Representative Cunningham resigned on November 28, 2005, as a result of a bribery scandal. An open special election was held on April 11, 2006. The top vote getter was Democrat Francine Busby, who won 44% of the vote. The second-place finisher was Republican Brian Bilbray, who won 15% of the vote. Paul King was the top Libertarian party vote getter, with 0.6% of the vote. Since no candidate received a simple majority, the top vote-getters in each party competed in a runoff or special general election on June 6, 2006 (the same day as the statewide California primary). Bilbray was sworn in on June 13, based on unofficial counts, two weeks before the election was certified. As a consequence of this action, a court challenge to the election results filed by voters was denied on jurisdictional grounds.[40] This decision was appealed unsuccessfully.

2006 California's 50th congressional district special election[41]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray 78,341 49.6%
Democratic Francine Busby 71,146 45.0%
Independent William Griffith 6,027 3.8%
Libertarian Paul King 2,519 1.6%
Invalid or blank votes 882 0.5%
Total votes 158,915 100.0%
Republican hold

2006

2006 United States House of Representatives elections in California[42]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (Incumbent) 118,018 53.2%
Democratic Francine Busby 96,612 43.5%
Libertarian Paul King 4,119 1.8%
Peace and Freedom Miriam E. Clark 3,353 1.5%
Total votes 222,102 100.0%
Republican hold

2008

2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California[43]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (Incumbent) 157,502 50.2%
Democratic Nick Leibham 141,635 45.2%
Libertarian Wayne Dunlap 14,365 4.6%
Total votes 313,502 100.0%
Republican hold

2010

2010 United States House of Representatives elections in California[44]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Bilbray (Incumbent) 142,236 56.7%
Democratic Francine Busby 97,813 39.0%
Libertarian Lars B. Grossmith 5,546 2.2%
Peace and Freedom Miriam E. Clark 5,470 2.1%
Total votes 251,065 100.0%
Republican hold

2012

2012 United States House of Representatives elections in California[45]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (Incumbent) 174,838 67.6%
Democratic David B. Secor 83,455 32.4%
Total votes 258,293 100.0%
Republican hold

2014

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in California[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (Incumbent) 111,997 71.2%
Democratic James H. Kimber 45,302 28.8%
Total votes 157,299 100.0%
Republican hold

2016

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in California[47]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (Incumbent) 179,937 63.5%
Democratic Patrick Malloy 103,646 36.5%
Total votes 283,583 100.0%
Republican hold

2018

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in California[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan D. Hunter (Incumbent) 134,362 51.7%
Democratic Ammar Campa-Najjar 125,448 48.3%
Total votes 259,808 100.0%
Republican hold

Living former representatives

As of October 2019, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 50th congressional district were still living.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Bob Filner 1993-2003 (1942-09-04) September 4, 1942 (age 77)
Duke Cunningham 2003-2005 (1941-12-08) December 8, 1941 (age 77)
Brian Bilbray 2006-2013 (1951-01-28) January 28, 1951 (age 68)

Historical district boundaries

44th District

In the 1980s, California's 44th Congressional District was one of four encompassing San Diego. The district had been held for eight years by Democrat Jim Bates and was considered the most Democratic district in the San Diego area. However, Bates became bogged down in a scandal involving charges of sexual harassment.

Randy "Duke" Cunningham won the Republican nomination and hammered Bates about the scandal. Cunningham won by a point. The San Diego area was represented entirely by Republicans for only the second time since the city was split into three districts after the 1960 U.S. Census. After his victory, Cunningham changed his official residence from his Del Mar home to a condominium in the Mission Valley neighborhood in San Diego, so he could reside in the district that he represented in Congress.[dubious ][]

41st District

In the 1980s, California's 41st congressional district was another of four encompassing San Diego. The northern San Diego County district had been held for 12 years by Republican Bill Lowery and was considered the most Republican district in the San Diego area. Most of the district became the California's 51st congressional district after state redistricting following the 1990 U.S. Census.

In 1992, Cunningham campaigned against Lowery in Lowery's district in the Republican primary. The new 51st District was more dominated by ethnic whites and was more conservative than Cunningham's more urban, former 41st District located farther south. Lowery was tainted by the House check kiting scandal and lost the primary to Cunningham. The latter, a Navy career officer, had run on a campaign theme of "A Congressman We Can Be Proud Of." After winning, Cunningham changed his official residence back to his Del Mar home in the old 41st/new 51st District.

2000s

Following the 2000 U.S. Census, most of the 51st District became California's 50th congressional district. The Republican-dominated state legislature gerrymandered the district to exclude the relatively liberal, coastal areas of La Jolla, Bird Rock, downtown La Jolla, and the University of California, San Diego areas. Those areas were moved to the more liberal California's 53rd congressional district, and Clairemont was added to the current 50th district. The more white and conservative, inland portions of La Jolla were kept within the 50th district.

From 2003 to 2013, the 50th district consisted of the northern coastal region of San Diego County and included the suburbs of San Marcos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Escondido.

In popular culture

On November 29, 2005, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report declared on his show that the 50th Congressional District was "dead" to him after its insufficient support for his "friend" Duke Cunningham. Colbert placed the district on the show's ever-changing "Dead to Me" board, saying that he now considered the number of congressional districts in the United States to be 434. (The number became 433 when he retired the 22nd District of Texas for its insufficient support for Tom DeLay.) On March 1, 2006, he "downgraded" the 50th District's status from "dead to me" to "never existed to me."[49]

See also

References

  1. ^ "American Fact Finder - Results". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ US Census
  3. ^ LA Times
  4. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Washington Post
  6. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 President)
  7. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  8. ^ Statement of Vote (1992 Senate)
  9. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Governor)
  10. ^ Statement of Vote (1994 Senate)
  11. ^ Statement of Vote (1996 President)
  12. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Governor) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Statement of Vote (1998 Senate) Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 President)
  15. ^ Statement of Vote (2000 Senator)
  16. ^ Statement of Vote (2002 Governor)
  17. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Recall Question)
  18. ^ Statement of Vote (2003 Governor)
  19. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 President)
  20. ^ Statement of Vote (2004 Senator)
  21. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Governor)
  22. ^ Statement of Vote (2006 Senator)
  23. ^ Statement of Vote (2008 President)
  24. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Governor)
  25. ^ Statement of Vote (2010 Senator)
  26. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 President)
  27. ^ Statement of Vote (2012 Senator)
  28. ^ Statement of Vote (2014 Governor)
  29. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 President)
  30. ^ Statement of Vote (2016 Senator)
  31. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Governor)
  32. ^ Statement of Vote (2018 Senator)
  33. ^ 1992 election results
  34. ^ 1994 election results
  35. ^ 1996 election results
  36. ^ 1998 election results
  37. ^ 2000 election results
  38. ^ 2002 election results
  39. ^ 2004 election results
  40. ^ "Judge throws out 50th District election lawsuit". North County Times. August 29, 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  41. ^ 2006 special election results
  42. ^ 2006 election results
  43. ^ 2008 election results
  44. ^ 2010 election results
  45. ^ 2012 election results
  46. ^ 2014 election results
  47. ^ 2016 election results
  48. ^ 2018 election results
  49. ^ List of The Colbert Report episodes, episodes 122 and 226.

External links

Coordinates: 33°00?N 116°36?W / 33°N 116.6°W / 33; -116.6


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