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Contests in 2016

Won!
Open seat
Kamala Harris (D)

Candidate for U.S. Senate – California
Attorney General of California
kamalaharris.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Kamala D. Harris (D)  40.0%
Loretta L. Sanchez (D)  18.9%
2016 election results
Kamala Harris (D)  62.1%
Loretta Sanchez (D)  37.9%

Open seat
Joseph Cao (R)
Candidate for U.S. Senate – Louisiana
former U.S. Representative
josephcaoforsenate.com
2016 election results
John Kennedy (R)  25%
Foster Campbell (D)  17.5%
Joseph Cao (R)  1.1%

Won!
Won with less than 55%
Ami Bera, MD (D)- incumbent
U.S. House – California District 7 (Elk Grove)
beraforcongress.com
2010 election results: (old District 3 (Sacramento, Folsom))
Lungren (R) 51%
Bera (D) 43%
2012 election results:
Bera 50.4%
Lungren 49.6%
2014 election results:
Ami Bera (D) 50.4%
Doug Ose (R) 49.6%
2016 primary results:
Ami Bera (D) 53.6%
Scott Jones (R) 46.3%
2016 election results
Ami Bera (D)  51%
Scott Jones (R)  49%

Won with less than 55%
Michael Honda (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – California District 17 (Sunnyvale)
mikehonda.org
2004 election results:
Michael Honda (D)  72%
Raymond Chukwu (R)  28%
2006 Primary results: unopposed
2006 election results:
Honda: 72%
Chukwu: 28%
2008 primary: unopposed
2008 election results:
Honda: 72%
Cordi: 24%
2010 election results:
Honda (D) 67%
Kirkland (R) 33%
2012 election results:
Honda 73.1%
Li 26.9%
2014 election results:
Mike Honda (D) 52.2%
Ro Khanna (D) 47.8%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ro Khanna (D)  39.1%
Mike Honda (D)  37.4%
Peter Kuo (R)  9.2%
2016 election results
Ro Khanna (D)  61%
Mike Honda (D)  39%

Won!
Ro Khanna (D)

Candidate for U.S. House – California District 17 (Sunnyvale)
Attorney
rokhanna.com
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
Mike Honda (D)  48.9%
Ro Khanna (D)  27.0%
2014 election results:
Mike Honda (D) 52.2%
Ro Khanna (D) 47.8%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ro Khanna (D)  39.1%
Mike Honda (D)  37.4%
Peter Kuo (R)  9.2%
2016 election results
Ro Khanna (D)  61%
Mike Honda (D)  39%

Peter Kuo (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 17
(Cupertino, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Clara)
entrepreneur
peterkuo.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ro Khanna (D)  39.1%
Mike Honda (D)  37.4%
Peter Kuo (R)  9.2%

Open seat
Bao Nguyen (D)

Candidate for U.S. House – California District 46 (Anaheim and Santa Ana)
Mayor of Garden Grove
bao2016.com
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Lou Correa (D)  43.7%
Bao Nguyen (D)  14.6%
2016 election results
Lou Correa (D)  70.0%
Bao Nguyen (D)  30.0%

Won!
Open seat
Colleen Hanabusa (D)

Candidate for U. S. House – Hawaii District 1 (Honolulu, southern Oahu)
former Congresswoman, U.S. House – Hawaii District 1 (Honolulu, southern Oahu)
Hawaii Senate President
hanabusaforhawaii.com
2016 election results
Colleen Hanabusa (D)  71.9%
Shirlene Ostrov (R)  22.7%

Won!
Open seat
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Illinois District 8 (Chicago suburbs)
businessman, attorney
rajaforcongress.com
2016 election results
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)  58.1%
Pete DiCianni (R)  41.9%

Won!
Open seat
Ms. Pramila Jayapal (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – District 7 (Seattle, Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore)
Washington State Senate – District 37 (Seattle)
Immigrant advocate
electpramila.com
(top 2 advance to general election)
2014 primary results
Pramila Jayapal (D) 54.2%
Louis Watanabe (D) 16.1%
2014 election results:
Pramila Jayapal (D) 70.54%
Louis Watanabe (D) 29.46%
2016 election results
Pramila Jayapal (D)  56.1%
Brady Walkinshaw (D)  43.9%


State Contests

(California candidates listed by district)

Won!
Won with less than 55%
Scott Kawasaki (D)
Alaska House of Representatives – District 4 (West Fairbanks)
scottforalaska.com
elected 2006
2008 election results:
Kawasaki: 51%
Hull: 49%
2010 election results:
Kawasaki (D) 54%
Michel (R) 46%
2012 election results:
Kawasaki 52%
Pruhs 47.8%
2014 election results:
Kawasaki 54.1%
Bringhurst 45.6%
2016 election results: unopposed

Won!
Won with less than 55%
Kimberly Yee (R)
Arizona Senate – District 10 (Phoenix)
member – Arizona House of Representatives – District 10 (Phoenix)
kimberlyyee.com
2012 election results:
Yee 51.9%
Powell 36.4%
Quelland 11.6%
2014 election results:
Kimberly Yee (R) 53%
Patty Kennedy (D) 35%
Doug Quelland (I) 12%
2016 election results
Kimberly Yee (R)  50.4%
Larry Herrera (D)  36.4%
Doug Quelland (I)  13.2%

O
pen seat
Ms. Mariko Yamada (D)
Candidate for California State Senate – District 3 (Napa, Solano and Yolo counties)
Member, California Assembly – former District 8 (Yolo and Solano counties)
yamadaforsenate.com
2008 election results (for assembly seat):
Yamada: 66%
Cosme: 34%
2010 election results:
Yamada (D) 61.5%
Connor (R) 38.5%
California Assembly – new District 4 (Napa, Yolo, Dixon)
2012 primary results:
Yamada (D) 59.7%
Munn (R) 40.3%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2012 election results:
Yamada 62.1%
Munn 37.9%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Bill Dodd (D)  37.4%
Mariko Yamada (D)  29.6%
2016 election results
Bill Dodd (D)  58.1%
Mariko Yamada (D)  41.9%

Open seat
Jane Kim (D)
Candidate for California State Senate – District 11 (San Francisco County, part of San Mateo County)
San Francisco Supervisor
janekim.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Jane Kim (D)  45.3%
Scott Wiener (D)  45.1%
Ken Loo (R)  9.6%
2016 election results
Scott Wiener (D) 51%
Jane Kim (D)  49%

Open seat
Ms. Ling-Ling Chang (R)
Candidate for California Senate – District 29 (Orange County)
Member, California Assembly – District 55 (Yorba Linda)
City Council member
lingforsenate.com
(top 2 advance to general election)
2014 primary results (assembly contest):
Ling-Ling Chang (R) 28.0%
Gregg Fritchle (D) 27.5%
Phillip Chen (R)  23.1%
2014 election results for Assembly:
Ling-Ling Chang (R) 64.2%
Gregg D. Fritchle (D) 35.8%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ling Ling Chang (R)  44.1%
Josh Newman (D)  29.2%
Sukhee Kang (D)  26.7%
2016 election results: still counting
Ling Ling Chang (R)
Josh Newman (D)

Open seat
Mr. Sukhee Kang (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 29 (Orange County)
former mayor of Irvine
kangforsenate.com
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ling Ling Chang (R)  44.1%
Josh Newman (D)  29.2%
Sukhee Kang (D)  26.7%

Open seat
Warren Furutani (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 35 (San Pedro)
former member, California Assembly – District 55 (Gardena)
forrmer Los Angeles School Board President
warrenfurutani.com
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Steven Bradford (D)  35.7%
Warren T. Furutani (D)  24.5%
2016 election results
Steven Bradford (D)  54%
Warren Furutani (D)  46%

Won!
Open seat

Phillip Chen (R)
California Assembly – District 55 (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino)
owner, property management company
phillipchen.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Gregg D. Fritchle (D) 35.9%
Phillip Chen (R) 21.8%
2016 election results
Phillip Chen (R)  62.4%
Gregg Fritchle (D)  37.6%

Freshman
Ms. Young Kim (R)
California Assembly – District 65 (Orange County)
Congressional aide
youngkim2014.com
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
(only 2 candidates)
2014 election results:
Young Kim (R) 55.7%
Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) 44.3%
2016 election results
Sharon Quirk-Silva (D)  53.2%
Young Kim (R)  46.8%

Won!
Lost by less than 55%
Al Muratsuchi (D)
Candidate for California Assembly – District 66
(Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Gardena, Torrance)
alforassembly.com
former member, California Assembly – District 66
former member of Torrance Board of Education and
a prosecutor with the California Department of Justice
2012 primary results:
Muratsuchi    (D) 40.9        %
Huey (R) 38.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2012 election results:
Muratsuchi 53.8%
Huey 46.2%
2014 election results:
David Hadley (R) 51.4%
Al Muratsuchi (D) 48.6% (incumbent)
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Al Muratsuchi (D) 48.73%
David Hadley (R) (incumbent) 44.58%
Mike Madrigal (D)  6.68%
2016 election results
Al Muratsuchi (D) 53.5%
David Hadley (R) (incumbent) 46.5%

Won!
Open seat

Steven S. Choi (R)
Candidate for California Assembly – District 68 (Orange County)
stevenchoi.org
Mayor of Irvine
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Sean Jay Panahi (D)  33.03%
Steven S. Choi (R)  19.81%
2016 election results
Steven S. Choi (R)  60.7%
Sean Jay Panahi (D)  39.3%

Won!
Open seat
Theresa Mah (D)
Candidate for Illinois House – District 2 (southwest Chicago)
former policy advisor to governor, college professor
theresamah.com
2016 primary results:
Theresa Mah (D)  51.2%
Alexander Acevedo (D)  48.8%
2016 election results: unopposed

Open seat
Harish Patel (D)
Candidate for Illinois House – District 40 (Irving Park, Avondale)
businessman, activist
harishipatel.com
2016 primary results:
Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D)  59.4%
Harish I. Patel (D)  40.6%

Won!
Freshman
Rady Mom (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives – 18th Middlesex District (Lowell, MA)
radymom.com
2014 election results:
Rady Mom (D) 61%
Fred Bahou (I) 39%
2016 election results:
Rady Mom (D)  72.1%
Kamara Kay (R)  27.9%

Won!
Freshman
Stephanie Chang (D)
Michigan House of Representatives – District 6
(Detroit, River Rouge, Ecorse)
Community organizer
stephaniechang.com
2014 election results:
Stephanie Chang (D) 93.55%
Tairia Bridges (R) 5.99%
2016 election results:
Stephanie Chang (D)  92.52%
Attie Pollard (R)  7.48%
(the first Asian-American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature)

Open seat
Lester Chang (R)

Candidate for New York State Assembly – District 65 (lower Manhattan, Chinatown)
international shipping and logistics consultant and member of the U.S. Navy Reserves
lesterchangforny.com
Special Election results:
Alice Cancel (D)  39.21%
Yuh-Line Niou (Working Families)  33.64%
Lester Chang (R)  18.95%
Dennis Levy (Green)  3.56%
2016 election results:
Yuh-Line Niou (D)  67%
Bryan Jung (R)  13.1%

Won!
Open seat
Ms. Yuh-Line Niou (D)

Candidate for New York State Assembly – District 65 (lower Manhattan, Chinatown)
Chief of Staff, Ron Kim (D), New York State Assembly – District 40 (Queens)
nioufornewyork.com
Special Election results:
Alice Cancel (D)  39.21%
Yuh-Line Niou (Working Families)  33.64%
Lester Chang (R)  18.95%
Dennis Levy (Green)  3.56%
2016 election results:
Yuh-Line Niou (D)  67%
Bryan Jung (R)  13.1%

Won!
Freshman
Niraj Antani (R)
Ohio House of Representatives – District 42 (Miamisburg)
nirajantani.com
2014 election results:
Antani 65%
Merris 35%
2016 election results:
Niraj Antani (R) 63.1%
Pat Merris (D)  36.8%

Won!
Won with less than 55%
(freshman)
Cyndi Munson (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives – District 85
(Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City, The Village, Warr Acres)
cyndimunson.com
2015 election results
Munson 54%
Dank 46%
2016 election results
Cyndi Munson (D)  54.2%
Matt Jackson (R)  45.8%

Won!
Freshman
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)
Washington House of Representatives – District 33b (Seattle)
(appointed to the chamber on December 16, 2013)
miagregerson.com
2014 election results:
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)  55.58%
Jeanette Burrage (R)  44.42%
2016 election results:
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)  55.3%
Jeanette Burrage (R)  44.8%

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