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California's 23rd congressional district
California US Congressional District 23 (since 2013).tif
California's 23rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Kevin McCarthy
RBakersfield
Population (2019) 741,557
Median income $63,550
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+14

California's 23rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California. It made up of Kern County and parts of Los Angeles and Tulare counties. The cities in the district are Porterville, Ridgecrest, most of Bakersfield, and part of Lancaster.

House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy is the current representative for the district. Kevin McCarthy has been the representative since 2013. The 13th district was first created in 1943. The district is the most Republican district in California.

Election history

2000 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Elton Gallegly (Incumbent) 119,479 54.1%
Democratic Michael Case 89,918 40.7%
Reform Cary Savitch 6,473 3.0%
Libertarian Roger Peebles 3,708 1.6%
style="background-color: Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/color; width: 2px;" | [[Natural Law Party (US)|Template:Natural Law Party (US)/meta/shortname]] Stephen P. Hospodar 1,456 0.6%
Total votes 221,034 100.0%
Turnout  
Republican hold
2002 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (Redistricted incumbent) 95,752 59.1%
Republican Beth Rogers 62,604 38.6%
Libertarian James E. Hill 3,866 2.3%
Total votes 162,222 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold
2004 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (Incumbent) 153,980 63.1%
Republican Don Regan 83,926 34.3%
Libertarian Michael Favorite 6,391 2.6%
Total votes 244,297 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold

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2006 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (Incumbent) 114,661 65.2%
Republican Victor G. Tognazzini 61,272 34.8%
Total votes 175,951 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold
2008 United States House of Representatives elections in California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (Incumbent) 171,403 68.07%
Republican Matt Kokkonen 80,385 31.93%
Total votes 251,788 100.00%
Turnout   77.41%
Democratic hold

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2010 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Capps (Incumbent) 111,768 57.8%
Republican Tom Watson 72,744 37.6%
Libertarian Darrell M. Stafford 3,326 1.7%
Total votes 193,463 100.0%
Turnout  
Democratic hold
2012 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Redistricted incumbent) 158,161 73.2%
N/A Terry Phillips 57,842 26.8%
Total votes 216,003 100.0%
Republican hold
2014 election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Incumbent) 58,334 99.1%
Democratic Raul Garcia (write-in) 313 0.5%
Republican Mike Biglay (write-in) 157 0.3%
N/A Ronald L. Porter (write-in) 36 0.1%
Libertarian Gail K. Lightfoot (write-in) 31 0.1%
Green Noah Calugaru (write-in) 3 0.01%
Total votes 58,871 100.0%
General election
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Incumbent) 100,317 74.8%
Democratic Raul Garcia 33,726 25.2%
Total votes 134,043 100.0%
Republican hold
2016 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Incumbent) 167,116 69.2%
Democratic Wendy Reed 74,468 30.8%
Total votes 241,584 100.0%
Republican hold
2018 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Incumbent) 131,113 63.7%
Democratic Tatiana Matta 74,661 36.3%
Total votes 205,774 100.0%
Republican hold
2020 election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy (Incumbent) 179,615 61.8
Democratic Kim Mangone 111,226 38.2
Total votes 290,841 >98
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