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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 8U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 8

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (997/997).

About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
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Paul Cook

Republican
United States Representative
136,972 votes (62.3%)Winning
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Total money raised: $942,251

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Vanir Group of Companies
$14,100
2
CEMEX
$11,250
3
Desert Valley
$10,800
3
Esri
$10,800
4
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
$10,200

By State:

California 37.45%
District of Columbia 25.88%
Virginia 15.01%
Texas 4.37%
Other 17.29%
37.45%25.88%15.01%17.29%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.43%)
Small contributions (1.57%)
98.43%

By Type:

From organizations (74.35%)
From individuals (25.65%)
74.35%25.65%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email info@joinpaulcook.com
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Rita Ramirez

Democratic
Retired College Professor
83,035 votes (37.7%)
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Total money raised: $35,743

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
$2,500
2
Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians
$560

By State:

California 92.88%
New York 7.12%
92.88%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.75%)
Small contributions (3.25%)
96.75%

By Type:

From organizations (8.71%)
From individuals (91.29%)
8.71%91.29%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email denise_ritaforcongress@yahoo.com

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