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June 4, 2014
Updated 10:33 a.m., 2:15 p.m. | The race for California’s coveted 31st District remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with just 390 votes separating the second- and third-place finishers.
The results will make or break the race for Democrats, who have invested significant resources in this competitive district and named it one of their top targets of the cycle.
In California, the top two vote recipients, regardless of party, advance to the general election.
January 29, 2014
Democratic Rep. George Miller endorsed a potential successor Wednesday in the California district he’s retiring from after 20 terms.
Miller, who announced his retirement this month, is supporting state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, the only Democrat so far to announce a bid in 11th District.
“I know Mark DeSaulnier exceedingly well,” Miller said in a statement released by the DeSaulnier campaign. “Mark is the most qualified and capable candidate to carry on my work in Congress on behalf of the residents in the 11th district. He is progressive, results-driven, and has a deep connection to the communities and neighborhoods in this district. Most importantly, Mark embodies the issues and values that I have fought for throughout my career.” Full story
January 21, 2014
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat, continues to clear the field in the race to replace retiring Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., in a Bay Area House seat.
On Tuesday, DeSaulnier announced that potential opponent, state Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, had endorsed his candidacy for California’s 11th District. Another potential candidate, Democratic Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, endorsed DeSaulnier on Monday.
January 15, 2014
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat vying for California’s newly open 11th District, will announce Wednesday the endorsement of California Rep. Jared Huffman, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.
“There are a lot of differences between Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, but one similarity is how partisan bickering, parochialism, and petty transactional politics persistently stand in the way of getting things done,” Huffman said in a forthcoming release. “I’m enthusiastically endorsing Mark DeSaulnier for Congress because having served with him for six years in the State Legislature, I know that he’s the type of leader who can help change the tone and productivity of Congress.
January 13, 2014
California state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier quickly launched his campaign Monday to replace retiring Rep. George Miller.
The 20-term incumbent announced earlier in the day that he would not seek another term, opening a safe Democratic seat that could attract a number of ambitious contenders.
“I plan to hit the ground running hard in this campaign,” DeSaulnier said in a statement. “I am ready to run and ready to serve the people of the 11th District.” Full story
Updated 12:26 p.m. | Longtime Democratic Rep. George Miller announced he will not seek a 21st term in California’s 11th District.
Miller, who was first elected to this Bay Area House seat in 1974, is a top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who also represents Northern California.
“This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years,” Miller said in a Monday news release.
“I look forward to one last year in Congress fighting the good fight and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me,” Miller continued. “What a wonderful experience this has been.”