Spotlight on California

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in California.

Voter's Edge: California's 7th Congressional District

October 31, 2014 -- The race for California’s 7th congressional district is one of the most competitive in the country. Democratic incumbent Representative Ami Bera narrowly wrestled the seat from Republican control in 2012.

Voter's Edge: California's 17th Congressional District

October 31, 2014 -- The race to represent northeastern Silicon Valley is surprisingly competitive.

Voter's Edge: California Assembly District 16

October 31, 2014 -- The race to succeed term limited Democratic Assemblymember Joan Buchanan in district 16 drew a fierce primary battle among Democrats. Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti advanced to the general election after labor unions rallied around him.

Voter's Edge: California Senate District 34

October 31, 2014 -- California Republicans have zeroed in on Senate District 34, which may be their best chance to prevent Democrats from regaining a supermajority in the Senate.

Voter's Edge: California Assembly District 6

October 31, 2014 —The race for Assembly District 6 features a stark difference in candidates.