California Target Book

Welcome to the
2015 Online Edition

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 were six open congressional seats up in 2014 due to the incumbent House member not seeking reelection. 10 senate and 23 assembly districts were open seats due to term limits or the incumbent giving up the seat to run for a higher office.

The Post General Election edition is now online analyzing the November election results. The hard copy edition, an abridged version of the online edition, has also been published. 

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.

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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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