California Target Book

Welcome to the 2014
Online Edition
Covering the
November 4 General Election

For latest Hot Sheet


Why do so many of California’s major corporations, labor unions, professional trade associations, political action committees (PACs), broadcast and print media, universities and libraries, along with elected officials, legislative advocates, political consultants and pollsters subscribe to the California Target Book?

Established in 1993, the California Target Book gives non-partisan, unbiased information to all who want to be kept fully informed and up-to-date on congressional and state legislative election campaigns in California.

This online edition includes a district-by-district coverage of each of the eighty assembly, twenty even-numbered state senate and fifty three congressional districts up for election in 2014, along with district maps, vote histories, party registration, minority voter registration, as well as profiles on likely and potential candidates in the June 2014 Top Two Primary.

There are six open congressional seats up this year due to the incumbent House member not seeking reelection. There are 10 senate and 23 assembly districts that are open seats due to term limits or the current incumbent is giving up the seat to for a higher office.

In addition, our editors have tagged those members of Congress, state Senate and Assembly that are being seriously challenged for reelection this year.

Subscribers also have access to the HOT SHEET, which keeps subscribers informed on breaking political stories and the continuing activities of candidates, political parties and legislative leaders.


Many subscribers, at additional cost, desire to also receive the printed hard copy edition of the Target Book, an abridged version of the online edition, which includes vote histories, voter registration data and candidate profiles.

Two separate hard copy editions are published this year. Now available is the 2014 General Election Edition, which profiles the candidates running for congress and the state legislature. The Post-General Election Edition will be published in December. The online addition is continuously updated.

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The California Target Book is filled with accurate and useful information for anyone interested in being well informed.

George Deukmejian
Former Governor of California

 Just about everyone involved with legislative or congressional politics calls it the California Target Book, but it’s not really a book. It’s a unique political service that keeps track of campaigns and elections in the state’s 120 legislative and 53 congressional districts.

Robert Fairbanks
Capitol Morning Report

 If you want to be an active player in Campaign 2014, you need the California Target Book.”

Kris Vosburgh
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

“If I want to know where the action is … who is running and who is not … I go directly to the California Target Book.”

Victoria G. Horton
President, California Beer and Beverage Distributors

 The California Target Book, along with the Hot Sheet, is vital in assisting me to remain fully informed on California legislative races.”

Garry South
Democratic Strategist


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