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2020 Election

(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 (top 2 advance to general election):
Ami Bera (D) 53.6%
Scott Jones (R) 46.3%
2016 election results:
Ami Bera (D)  51%
Scott Jones (R)  49%
2018 primary results:
Ami Bera (D)  51.7%
Andrew Grant (R) 32.6%
2018 election results:
Ami Bera 52.7%
Andrew Grant 47.3%
2020 primary results:
Ami Bera (D) 50.3%
Buzz Patterson (R) 33.6%
(57.5% voted Democrat in primary)

(Freshman,
won with less than 55%)
T.J. Cox (D)
U.S. House – California District 21 (central valley, Fresno suburbs)
tjcoxforcongress.com
Filipino-American
2018 election results:
TJ Cox 50.4%
David Valadao 49.6%
2020 primary results:
David G. Valadao (R) 49.7%
TJ Cox (D) 38.7%
(52.1% voted Republican in primary)

(attempting to unseat freshman incumbent who won with less than 55%)
Ms. Young Kim (R)

Candidate for U.S. House – California District 39 (Fullerton, parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties)
former member of California Assembly – District 65 (Orange County)
youngkimforcongress.com
2018 primary results:
Young Kim (R)  21.7%
Gil Cisneros (D)  19.1%
2018 election results:
Gil Cisneros 50.8% (113,249)
Young Kim 49.2% (109,718)
2020 primary results:
Young Kim (R) 48.3%
Gil Cisneros (D) 46.9% (incumbent)
(4.8% voted independent in primary)

(attempting to unseat freshman incumbent who won with less than 55%)
Michelle Steel (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 48 (Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Westminster)
Vice-Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
michellesteelca.com
2020 primary results:
Harley Rouda (D) 46.7% (incumbent)
Michelle Steel (R) 34.9%
(50.6% voted Republican in primary)

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Andy Kim (D)
U.S. House – New Jersey District 3 (Burlington, Ocean Counties)
former national security advisor
AndyKimForCongress.com
2018 election results:
Andrew Kim (D) 49.9% (150,510)
Tom MacArthur (R) 48.8% (147,036)
Lawrence Berlinski Jr. (Constitution Party) 1.3% (3,846)
July 7, 2020 primary: unopposed

(open seat)
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)

Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 22 (Fort Bend, Houston suburbs)
sri2020.com
Primary results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni  31.8%
Letitia Plummer  24.3%
Run-off results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni  62.12%
Letitia Plummer 37.88%
2018 election results:
Peter G. “Pete” Olson 51.4%
Sri Preston Kulkarni 46.4%
2020 primary results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni 53.1%
Derrick A. Reed 24.7
Nyanza D. Moore 14.5
Carmine Petrillo III 7.8
(94k voted in Republican primary while 65k voted in Democratic primary)

(open seat)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 23 (San Antonio)
former Director for Investment at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Filipino
ginaortizjones.com
Primary results:
Jones 68%
Treviño 32%
2018 election results:
William “Will” Hurd (R) 49.2% (102,903)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) 48.7% (101,753)
Ruben Corvalan (L) 2.1% (4,402)
2020 primary results:
Gina Ortiz Jones 66.41%
Efrain Valdez 11.09%
Rosalinda Abuabara 10.98%
Ricardo Madrid 7.19%
Jaime Escuder 4.34%
(62,821 voted in Democratic primary while 40,983 voted in Republican primary)


State Contests

(California candidates listed by district)

(Freshman)
Amish Shah (D)
Arizona House – District 24 (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe)
physician
amishforarizona.com
2018 primary results:
Amish Shah 29%
Jennifer Longdon 21%
Ken Clark 18%
Denise Link 10%
John Glenn 9%
Marcus Ferrell 8%
Fred Dominguez 5%
2018 election results:
Jennifer Longdon (D) 40.3%
Amish Shah (D) 39.2%
David Alger Sr. (R) 20.5%
(two seats)
August 4, 2020 primary

(Freshman)
Ling Ling Chang (R)

California Senate – District 29 (Anaheim)
ling2020.com
Replacement in case of recall:
Ling Ling Chang (R) 34%
Joseph Cho (D)  20%
Bruce Whitaker (R)  19%
Josh Ferguson (D)  12%
Kevin Carr (D)  9%
George Shen (R)  5%
(Democratic Senator Josh Newman was recalled, Ling Ling Chang won)
2020 primary results:
Ling Ling Chang (R) 47.4%
Josh Newman (D) 33.5%
Joseph Cho (D) 19.1%
(52.6% voted Democratic in primary)

Open seat
Candidates for California State Assembly District 25 (Fremont)
Natasha Gupta (D)
gupta2020.com
Alex Lee (D)
field representative for Assemblymember
votealexlee.com
Anthony Phan (D)
member, Milpitas City Council
anthonyforassembly.com
Anna Song (D)
Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee
annasong2020.com
2020 primary results:
Bob Brunton (R) 20.8%
Alex Lee (D) 15.4%
Anna E. Song (D) 12.7%
Natasha Gupta (D) 10.4%
Anthony Phan (D) 7.2%
(top two advance to general election)
(79.2% voted Democratic in primary)

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Tyler Diep (R)
California Assembly – District 72 (northern Orange County)
Vice-Mayor, Westminster City Council
tylerdiep.com
2018 primary results:
Josh Lowenthal (D)  36.7%
Tyler Diep (R) 29.8%
2018 election results:
Tyler Diep (R) 54.1%
Josh Lowenthal (D) 45.9%
2020 primary results:
Janet Nguyen (R) 33.8%
Diedre Nguyen (D) 25.5%
Bijan Mohseni (D) 15.9%
Tyler Diep (R) 24.8%
(top 2 advance to general election)
(58.6% voted Republican in primary)

Incumbent is freshman
Candidates for California State Assembly District 72 (northern coastal Orange County and Little Saigon)
Diedre Nguyen (D)
Garden Grove City Councilmember, Laboratory Cancer Scientist
diedrenguyen.com
Janet Nguyen (R)
Former California State Senator (district 34), former Orange County Supervisor
janetforassembly.com
2020 primary results:
Janet Nguyen (R) 33.8%
Diedre Nguyen (D) 25.5%
Bijan Mohseni (D) 15.9%
Tyler Diep (R) 24.8%
(top 2 advance to general election)
(58.6% voted Republican in primary)

(won with less than 55%)
Tony Hwang (R)
Connecticut State Senate – District 28 (Weston)
Former member, Connecticut General Assembly – 134th District (Fairfield, Trumbull)
Realtor
first elected 2008
tonyhwang.org
2014 election results:
Tony Hwang (R) 56%
Kim Fawcett (D) 44%
2016 election results:
Tony Hwang (R)  57.3%
Phil Dwyer (D)  37.8%
2018 election results:
Tony Hwang (R) 52.0%
Michelle Lapine McCabe (D) 48.0%
Primary: August 11, 2020

(Freshman,
won with less than 55%)
Chris Chyung (D)

Indiana State Representative, District 015
votechyung.com
2018 election results:
Chris Chyung (D)  50.2% (12,468)
Harold Slager (R)  49.8% (12,386)
Primary: June 2, 2020

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Dean Tran (R)
Massachusetts State Senate – District (Worcester & Middlesex)
former Fitchburg City Councilor
deantran.com
Dec. 5, 2017 special election results
Tran 46.5%
Chalifoux Zephir (D) 42.1%
Freda 9.9%
2018 election results:
Dean Tran (R) 54.3%
Susan Chalifoux-Zephir (D) 45.7%
Primary: September 1, 2020

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Ms. Tram Nguyen (D)
Massachusetts House – 18th Essex
attorney
votetram.com
2018 election results:
Tram Nguyen (D) 54.8%
James Lyons Jr. (R) 45.2%
Primary: September 1, 2020

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Ms. Padma Kuppa (D)

Michigan House of Representatives – District 41 (Troy)
engineer
electpadmakuppa.com
2018 election results:
Padma Kuppa (D) 51.3%
Doug Tietz (R) 48.7%
Primary: August 4, 2020

(Freshman)
Julie Radhakrishnan (D)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Hillsborough 22
facebook.com/Rep.LathaMangipudi
2018 election results:
Megan Murray (D) 18.8%
Julie Radhakrishnan (D) 17.4%
Reed Panasiti (R) 16.7%
Daniel Veilleux (D) 16.6%
Peter Hansen (R) 15.9%
Scott Courtemanche (R) 14.7%
(district represented by top 3)
Primary: September 8, 2020

(Freshman)
Latha Mangipudi (D)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Hillsborough 35
facebook.com/Rep.LathaMangipudi
2018 election results:
Laura Telerski (D) 21.6%
Latha Mangipudi        (D) 21.3%
Skip Cleaver (D) 19.8%
Peter Silva (R) 13.5%
Paul Hutsteiner (R) 11.9%
Michael Mader (R) 11.9%
(district represented by top 3)
Primary: September 8, 2020

(Freshman)
Mr. Aboul Khan (R)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Rockingham 20
facebook.com/aboul.khan
2018 election results:
Aboul Khan (R) 20.3%
William Fowler (R) 18.7%
Max Abramson (R) 18.0%
Patricia O’Keefe (D) 16.6%
Greg Marrow (D) 13.8%
Denis Rice (D) 12.6%
(district represented by top 3)
Primary: September 8, 2020

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
Kevin Thomas (D)
New York State Senate – District 6
attorney
kevinthomas2018.com
2018 election results:
Kevin Thomas (D) 50.6%
Kemp Hannon (R) 49.3%
Primary: June 23, 2020

(Freshman, won with less than 55%)
John Liu (D)
New York State Senate District 11 (Queens)
Former NYC Comptroller, NYC Council member
facebook.com/Liu.NYC
September 2014 primary results:
Tony Avella  52.2%
John Liu  47.8%
2018 primary results:
John Liu  53%
Tony Avella  47%
2018 election results:
John Liu (D) 53.5%
Vickie Paladino (R) 24.3%
Tony Avella (Independence Party) 20.8%
Simon Minching (Conservative Party) 1.4%
Primary: June 23, 2020

(Won with less than 55%)
Angie Chen Button (R)

Texas House of Representatives – District 112
(Garland and Richardson, Dallas suburbs)
angiebutton.com
2008 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R)  56%
Sandra Phuong Vule (D)  40%
Philip M. White (Lib) 4%
2010 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 83%
Troy Camplin (Lib) 17%
2012 election results: unopposed
2014 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 81.62%
Michael Binkley       (Lib) 18.37%
2016 primary results:
Angie Chen Button  77.42%
Chris DeHart  22.58%
2016 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R)  57.2%
Jack Blackshear    (D)  42.8%
2018 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 51.1%
Brandy Chambers (D) 48.9%
2020 primary: unopposed

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