United States Senate election in California, 2024

United States Senate election in California, 2024

U.S. Senate, California Top-two primaryGeneral election Election details Filing deadline: December 8, 2023 Primary: March 5, 2024General: November 5, 2024Pre-election incumbent:Vacant How to vote Poll times: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Voting in California Race ratings Cook Political Report: Solid DemocraticSabato’s Crystal Ball: Safe DemocraticInside Elections: Solid Democratic Ballotpedia analysis U.S. Senate battlegroundsU.S. House battlegroundsFederal and state primary competitivenessBallotpedia’s Election Analysis Hub, 2024 See also U.S. Senate, CaliforniaU.S. Senate • 1st • 2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5th • 6th • 7th • 8th • 9th • 10th • 11th • 12th • 13th • 14th • 15th • 16th • 17th • 18th • 19th • 20th • 21st • 22nd • 23rd • 24th • 25th • 26th • 27th • 28th • 29th • 30th • 31st • 32nd • 33rd • 34th • 35th • 36th • 37th • 38th • 39th • 40th • 41st • 42nd • 43rd • 44th • 45th • 46th • 47th • 48th • 49th • 50th • 51st • 52nd California elections, 2024U.S. Congress elections, 2024U.S. Senate elections, 2024U.S. House elections, 2024 This page contains information on the regular 2024 election. For information on the special 2024 election, see this article.

Voters in California will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the general election on November 5, 2024. The primary is March 5, 2024. The filing deadline was December 8, 2023.

The election will fill the Class I Senate seat held by Sen. Laphonza Butler (D). Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) appointed Butler after former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) died on September 29, 2023.

For more information about the primaries in this election, click on the links below:

  • United States Senate election in California, 2024 (March 5 top-two primary)

Candidates and election results

Note: The following list of candidates is unofficial. The filing deadline for this election has passed, and Ballotpedia is working to update this page with the official candidate list. This note will be removed once the official candidate list has been added.

General election

The primary will occur on March 5, 2024. The general election will occur on November 5, 2024. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

Nonpartisan primary election

Withdrawn or disqualified candidates

  • Joshua Bocanegra (D)
  • Lexi Reese (D)

Voting information

See also: Voting in California

Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey responses

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No candidate in this race has completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. Ballotpedia is seeking 100 percent participation so voters can learn more about all the candidates on their ballots.

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Campaign finance

Name Party Receipts* Disbursements** Cash on hand Date Dominick Dorothy Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Jacob Farmos Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Jeremy Fennell Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Carson Franklin Jr. Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Sepi Gilani Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Zafar Inam Democratic Party $62 $0 $62 As of September 30, 2023 Harmesh Kumar Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Barbara Lee Democratic Party $3,390,205 $2,066,329 $1,323,876 As of September 30, 2023 Rommell Montenegro Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Alexander Norbash Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Christina Pascucci Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** David Peterson Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Douglas Howard Pierce Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Katie Porter Democratic Party $22,130,231 $10,169,774 $11,960,457 As of September 30, 2023 Perry Pound Democratic Party $3,800 $150 $3,650 As of September 30, 2023 Raji Rab Democratic Party $10,900 $7,516 $3,384 As of September 30, 2023 Jessica Resendez Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** John Rose Democratic Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Adam Schiff Democratic Party $21,520,628 $10,453,622 $32,127,524 As of September 30, 2023 Sharleta Bassett Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** James P. Bradley Republican Party $16,411 $16,151 $345 As of September 30, 2023 Eric Early Republican Party $547,023 $460,177 $86,846 As of September 30, 2023 Danny Fabricant Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Steve Garvey Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Denice Gary-Pandol Republican Party $89,892 $84,437 $5,455 As of September 30, 2023 Jehu Hand Republican Party $985 $889 $97 As of September 30, 2023 Zakaria Kortam Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Roxanne Lawler Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Peter Yuan Liu Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Barack Obama Mandela Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** John Pappenheim Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Jonathan Reiss Republican Party $6,132 $4,901 $2,691 As of September 30, 2023 James Shuster Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Stefan Simchowitz Republican Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Mark Ruzon American Solidarity Party $5,535 $1 $5,534 As of September 30, 2023 Paul Anderson Green Party $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Fepbrina Keivaulqe Autiameineire Vienmerisce Veittemeignzce USA $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Eduardo Berdugo Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Dana Bobbitt Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Frank Ferreira Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Renee Martinez Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available*** Major Singh Independent $200 $108 $1,348 As of September 30, 2023 Joe Sosinski Independent $0 $0 $0 Data not available***

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Source: Federal Elections Commission, “Campaign finance data,” . This product uses the openFEC API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

* According to the FEC, “Receipts are anything of value (money, goods, services or property) received by a political committee.” ** According to the FEC, a disbursement “is a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit or gift of money or anything of value to influence a federal election,” plus other kinds of payments not made to influence a federal election. *** Candidate either did not report any receipts or disbursements to the FEC, or Ballotpedia did not find an FEC candidate ID.

General election race ratings

See also: Race rating definitions and methods

Ballotpedia provides race ratings from three outlets: The Cook Political Report, Inside Elections, and Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Each race rating indicates if one party is perceived to have an advantage in the race and, if so, the degree of advantage:

  • Safe and Solid ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge and the race is not competitive.
  • Likely ratings indicate that one party has a clear edge, but an upset is possible.
  • Lean ratings indicate that one party has a small edge, but the race is competitive.[1]
  • Toss-up ratings indicate that neither party has an advantage.

Race ratings are informed by a number of factors, including polling, candidate quality, and election result history in the race’s district or state.[2][3][4]

Race ratings: U.S. Senate election in California, 2024Race trackerRace ratingsDecember 5, 2023November 28, 2023November 21, 2023November 14, 2023The Cook Political ReportSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticInside Elections with Nathan L. GonzalesSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticSolid DemocraticLarry J. Sabato’s Crystal BallSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticSafe DemocraticNote: Ballotpedia reviews external race ratings every week throughout the election season and posts weekly updates even if the media outlets have not revised their ratings during that week.

Ballot access requirements

The table below details filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates in California in the 2024 election cycle. For additional information on candidate ballot access requirements in California, click here.

Filing requirements for U.S. Senate candidates, 2024 State Office Party Signatures required Filing fee Filing deadline Source California U.S. Senate All candidates 65-100 $3,480.00[5] 12/8/2023 Source

Election history

The section below details election results for this state’s U.S. Senate elections dating back to 2016.

2022

Regular election

See also: United States Senate election in California, 2022

General election

Nonpartisan primary election

Withdrawn or disqualified candidates

  • Chloe Hollett-Billingsley (D)
  • Dhruva Herle (D)
  • Chris Theodore (D)
  • Ernest Taylor (D)
  • B. John-Michael Williams (Independent)
  • Marie Encar Arnold (D)
  • Peter Yuan Liu (R)
  • Brian Ainsworth (R)
  • Yvonne Girard (R)
  • Elizabeth Heng (R)
  • Erik Urbina (R)
  • Denard Ingram (D)
  • Ellerton Whitney (L)
  • Danny Fabricant (R)
  • Fepbrina Keivaulqe Autiameineire (Independent)
  • Paul Gutierrez (R)
  • Mary Glory Thach (Independent)
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Special election

See also: United States Senate special election in California, 2022

General election

Nonpartisan primary election

Withdrawn or disqualified candidates

  • Yvonne Girard (R)

2018

General election

2016

See also: United States Senate election in California, 2016

Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated California’s U.S. Senate race as safely Democratic. California’s U.S. Senate seat was open following the retirement of incumbent Barbara Boxer (D). Thirty-four candidates filed to run to replace Boxer, including seven Democrats, 12 Republicans, and 15 third-party candidates. Two Democrats, Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, defeated the other 32 candidates to advance to the general election. Harris won the general election.[6][7]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2016 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Democratic Kamala Harris 61.6% 7,542,753 Democratic Loretta Sanchez 38.4% 4,710,417 Total Votes 12,253,170 Source: California Secretary of State U.S. Senate, California Primary, 2016 Party Candidate Vote % Votes Democratic Kamala Harris 40.2% 3,000,689 Democratic Loretta Sanchez 19% 1,416,203 Republican Duf Sundheim 7.8% 584,251 Republican Phil Wyman 4.7% 352,821 Republican Tom Del Beccaro 4.3% 323,614 Republican Greg Conlon 3.1% 230,944 Democratic Steve Stokes 2.3% 168,805 Republican George Yang 1.5% 112,055 Republican Karen Roseberry 1.5% 110,557 Republican Tom Palzer 1.2% 93,263 Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 1.3% 99,761 Republican Ron Unz 1.2% 92,325 Democratic Massie Munroe 0.8% 61,271 Green Pamela Elizondo 1.3% 95,677 Republican Don Krampe 0.9% 69,635 Republican Jarrell Williamson 0.9% 64,120 Independent Elanor Garcia 0.9% 65,084 Republican Von Hougo 0.9% 63,609 Democratic President Cristina Grappo 0.8% 63,330 Republican Jerry Laws 0.7% 53,023 Libertarian Mark Matthew Herd 0.6% 41,344 Independent Ling Ling Shi 0.5% 35,196 Peace and Freedom John Parker 0.3% 22,374 Democratic Herbert Peters 0.4% 32,638 Democratic Emory Rodgers 0.4% 31,485 Independent Mike Beitiks 0.4% 31,450 Independent Clive Grey 0.4% 29,418 Independent Jason Hanania 0.4% 27,715 Independent Paul Merritt 0.3% 24,031 Independent Jason Kraus 0.3% 19,318 Independent Don Grundmann 0.2% 15,317 Independent Scott Vineberg 0.2% 11,843 Independent Tim Gildersleeve 0.1% 9,798 Independent Gar Myers 0.1% 8,726 Total Votes 7,461,690 Source: California Secretary of State

Political context

This section will be updated with information about the political landscape in California.

See also

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Footnotes

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