The Green Papers: California 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:53(12.18% of 435)
2010 Census:37,341,989 (12.05% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:55(10.22% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:53(12.18% of 435)
Capital:Sacramento
 

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California State and Local Government


California has a "Top-Two" primary system:

  • Regular Elections: All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Primary. The top two vote getters, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the General Election.
  • Special Elections: All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Special Primary. If one candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the primary vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the Special General Election.

Statewide Direct Primary Election - 7 June 2022 from theCalifornia Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Dianne Feinstein
FEC S0CA00199
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Serene Resendez
FEC S4CA00381

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Alex Padilla
Appointed 22 December 2020 [re: Election of Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) as Vice President]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (20)
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
FEC S6CA00634
  Candidate Republican     Brian Kevin Ainsworth
FEC S2CA00963
  Candidate Republican     Arun Bhumitra
  Candidate Republican     James P. Bradley
FEC S8CA00515
  Candidate Republican     Erin Alvarez Cruz
FEC S8CA00440
  Candidate Republican     Danny Fabricant
FEC H0CA30139
  Candidate Republican     Paul Anthony Gutierrez
FEC S2CA00849
  Candidate Democratic     Dhruva Herle
FEC S2CA00930
  Candidate Democratic     Denard Tyrone Ingram
FEC S2CA00989
  Candidate None     Fepbrina Estrelvia Keivaulqe Autiameineire
FEC S2CA00922
  Candidate Republican     Sarah Liew
FEC S2CA00872
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
FEC S2CA00880
  Candidate Democratic     Robert George Lucero, Jr.
FEC S2CA00898
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Alex Padilla
FEC S2CA00955
  Candidate Republican     Paul A. Taylor
FEC S2CA00971
  Candidate None     Mary Glory Thach
FEC S2CA00914
  Candidate Republican     Erik Urbina
FEC S2CA00906
  Candidate Libertarian     Ellerton Pratt "Mark" Whitney, III
FEC S2CA00864
  Candidate Independent     Brant John-Michael "J.M." Williams
FEC S2CA00856
  Candidate Republican     Lijun "Lily" Zhou
FEC S2CA00948
 Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic), who was first elected in 2016, resigned on TBD to become Vice President of the United States.
11 August 2020: Former Vice President Joe Biden chooses Senator Kamala D. Harris as his Running Mate.
7 November 2020: Kamala D. Harris is apparently elected Vice President.
Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) will appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term ending in 2023.
22 December 2020: Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Democratic) is chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) to fill the Senate Class 3 Seat Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) who has been elected Vice President.
18 January 2021: Senator Kamala D. Harris resigns.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Republican     John Cox
  Candidate Republican     former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Exploratory
  Candidate Republican     Rhonda Furin
  Candidate No Party Preference     Adriel Hampton
  Candidate No Party Preference     Joseph Luciano
  Candidate Democratic     Chamath Palihapitiya
?
  Candidate Democratic     Errol Webber
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Eleni Kounalakis
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Melissa Melendez

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
11 Republican (11 Undetermined);
42 Democratic (42 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Doug LaMalfa
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     San Jacinto City Council Member  Brian E. Hawkins
Filed with the FEC for Districts 1 and 36.

FEC H2CA01177
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey R. Lavin
FEC H4CA01082

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Jared W. Huffman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  John Raymond Garamendi
First elected in a special election: 3 November 2009 to fill the seat of Member of Congress Ellen O. Tauscher
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Member of Congress  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Anthony Mills

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Mathew Ray Jedeikin
FEC H2CA06309

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Amerish "Ami" Bera
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  Jay Obernolte
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Derek Marshall
FEC H2CA08214

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Member of Congress  Josh Harder
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Angelina Rosario Sigala
Angelina Rosario

FEC H2CA10178

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Member of Congress Mark DeSaulnier
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Member of Congress  Nancy Pelosi
First elected: 2 June 1987- in Special Election re: death of Member of Congress Sala Burton, 1 February 1987
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     John Dennis
FEC H2CA12174
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Alan Phillips
FEC H2CA12166
  Candidate Republican     Joseph C. Roberts
FEC H2CA12182

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Member of Congress  Barbara Lee
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: resignation of Member of Congress Ronald Dellums, 6 February 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 14 Democratic Member of Congress  Jackie Speier
First elected: 8 April 2008 in a Special Election
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 15 Democratic Member of Congress  Eric Michael Swalwell
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 16 Democratic Member of Congress  Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jim Costa
FEC H4CA20082

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 17 Democratic Member of Congress  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 18 Democratic Member of Congress  Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Saratoga City Councilman  Rishi Kumar
FEC H0CA18068
  Candidate Democratic     Palo Alto City Council Member  Greg Tanaka
FEC H2CA18130

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 19 Democratic Member of Congress  Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ignacio Israel Cruz-Lara
aka Ignacio Cruz

FEC H0CA39114

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 20 Democratic Member of Congress  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Gorman
FEC H0CA20122

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 21 Republican Member of Congress  David G. Valadao
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2018; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Terrence John "TJ" Cox
First elected: 2018, unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
Filed with the FEC using both Terrance and Terrence.

FEC H8CA10167
  Candidate Republican     former Fresno City Council Member Chris Mathys
FEC H2CA21183
  Candidate Democratic     former state Assembly Member Nicole Parra
FEC H2CA21175

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 22 Republican Member of Congress  Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Arballo
FEC H0CA22102
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Garcia
FEC H0CA22110

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 23 Republican Member of Congress  Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bruno Amato
FEC H2CA23148

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 24 Democratic Member of Congress  Salud O. Carbajal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 25 Republican Member of Congress  Michael "Mike" Garcia
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Rhoda Nazanin
  Candidate Democratic     former Assembly Member Christy Smith
?

FEC H0CA25154

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 26 Democratic Member of Congress  Julia Brownley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy
aka Ronda Kennedy

FEC H2CA26141
  Candidate Republican     Matthew "Matt" Jacobs
FEC H2CA26133
  Candidate No Party Preference     Daniel Wilson
FEC H2CA26125

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 27 Democratic Member of Congress  Judy Chu
First elected in a Special Election 14 July 2009 to fill the seat of Member of Congress Hilda L. Solis
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Giuliano Giovanni "Gio" DePaolis
FEC H2CA27222

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 28 Democratic Member of Congress  Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Alexander Braun
FEC H2CA28154
  Candidate Democratic     Sal Genovese
FEC H6CA31126
  Candidate Democratic     G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo
FEC H0CA28174

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 29 Democratic Member of Congress  Tony Cárdenas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Angelica Maria Duenas
FEC H8CA29100

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 30 Democratic Member of Congress  Brad Sherman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shervin Aazami
FEC H2CA30291
  Candidate Democratic     Aejaz "Raji" Rab
FEC H4CA30123
  Candidate Republican     Lucie Lapointe Volotzky
FEC H2CA30283

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 31 Democratic Member of Congress  Pete Aguilar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 32 Democratic Member of Congress Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mumin Khan
FEC H2CA32222

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 33 Democratic Member of Congress  Ted W. Lieu
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 34 Democratic Member of Congress  Jimmy Gomez
First elected: 6 June 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Member of Congress Xavier Becerra (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 35 Democratic Member of Congress  Norma J. Torres
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 36 Democratic Member of Congress  Raul Ruiz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     San Jacinto City Council Member  Brian E. Hawkins
Filed with the FEC for Districts 1 and 36.

FEC H2CA01177

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 37 Democratic Member of Congress  Karen R. Bass
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 38 Democratic Member of Congress  Linda T. Sánchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Paul Irving Jones
FEC H0CA38140
  Candidate Democratic     Elizabeth Moreira
FEC H2CA38245

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 39 Republican Member of Congress  Young Kim
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Chen
FEC H2CA39136
  Candidate No Party Preference     Steve Cox
FEC H8CA39190

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 40 Democratic Member of Congress  Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 41 Democratic Member of Congress  Mark A. Takano
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 42 Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Saul Castillo
FEC H2CA42171
  Candidate Democratic     William Edward "Liam" O'Mara, IV
FEC H0CA42217
  Candidate Democratic     Angel Anthony Rios
FEC H2CA42163

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 43 Democratic Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Joe Edward Collins, III
FEC H0CA43108
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 44 Democratic Member of Congress  Nanette Diaz Barragán
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 45 Democratic Member of Congress  Katherine "Katie" Porter
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Brian Burley
FEC H0CA48172

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 46 Democratic Member of Congress  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 47 Democratic Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
    Democratic     William "Will" Griffith - apparently not a candidate
I am ... withdrawing as a candidate for Congress in 2022. I will be supporting the efforts of our current Congressman, Alan Lowenthal ....

FEC H2CA47162
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 48 Republican Member of Congress  Michelle Park Steel
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
May run for Comptroller in 2022.
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Krzysztof "Chris" Balasinski
FEC H2CA48111
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
First elected: 2018. Ran for but lost the 2020 General Election.

FEC H8CA48035

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 49 Democratic Member of Congress  Mike Levin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     former San Juan Capistrano Councilmember Brian L. Maryott
FEC H8CA49108

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 50 Republican Member of Congress  Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000, re-elected 2002-2016; not a candidate for re-election: 2018; re-elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Santee City Council Member Stephen William Houlahan
FEC H2CA50174
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Darrell Edward Issa
FEC H0CA48024

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 51 Democratic Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
FEC H2CA50026

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 52 Democratic Member of Congress  Scott Peters
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Judah Hosanna
FEC H2CA52147

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 53 Democratic Member of Congress  Sara Jacobs
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Sara Jacobs
FEC H8CA49074

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Shirley N. Weber
Appointed: 29 January 2021 by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) [re: resignation of Secretary of State Alex Padilla following his appointment to the U.S. Senate].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblywoman  Lorena Gonzalez
  

22 December 2020: Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, was chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) to fill the Senate Class 3 Seat of Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) who was elected Vice President on 3 November.
22 December 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Assembly Member Shirley Weber (Democratic) to be the new Secretary of State. Both houses of the California Legislature must confirm the appointment.
24 January 2021: The state Assembly confirms Assembly Member Shirley Weber, 70-0.
28 January 2021: The state Senate confirms Assembly Member Shirley Weber, 29-0.
29 January 2021: Assembly Member Shirley Weber is expected to be sworn.


Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Controller  Betty T. Yee
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Fiona Ma
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
Appointed: 24 January 2017 [re: resignation of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (Democratic)]; first elected: 2018.
6 December 2020: Nominated by apparent President-elect Joe Biden as Health and Human Services Secretary.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Ricardo Lara
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent  Tony K. Thurmond
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  

Candidates run as non-partisan. If a candidate receives the majority of the vote (50% + 1) in the June primary, that candidate is elected. When no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, the top two vote-getters participate in the November runoff election. (Section 4180)

 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 52 incumbents, 43 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 30 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent)
  Peace And Freedom
  Right to Life
  The Humane Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  No Party Preference: 8 candidates
  None: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2021 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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