Sabato's Crystal Ball

California (44) House 2010

Crystal Ball Outlook: Likely R

Democratic candidate: Bill Hedrick, president of Corona-Norco Board of Education

Republican candidate: Ken Calvert, incumbent

Recent updates from the Crystal Ball

Update: August 9, 2010

Republican incumbent Ken Calvert remains unfazed by the challenge this fall from Democrat Bill Hedrick. With almost $681,000 in the bank, Calvert has a financial edge of about $500,000 over Hedrick. Also, Calvert recently received endorsements from a trio of area law enforcement groups. Bill Hedrick faces an uphill battle to defeat Ken Calvert, and this race remains Likely Republican.

Background:

Republican incumbent Ken Calvert remains unfazed by the challenge this fall from Democrat Bill Hedrick. With almost $681,000 in the bank, Calvert has a financial edge of about $500,000 over Hedrick. Also, Calvert recently received endorsements from a trio of area law enforcement groups. Bill Hedrick faces an uphill battle to defeat Ken Calvert, and this race remains Likely Republican.