AD16: Catharine Baker wins re-election over Cheryl Cook-Kallio

An expected close race turned into a nearly 12
point win over Cheryl Cook-Kallio.

ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT |
ELECTION 2016 |
In successive elections, East Bay Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker has now beaten back some of the most powerful liberal institutions in California politics–labor unions and the statewide Democratic Party.

On Tuesday night, Baker coasted to a nearly 12-point victory over her latest rival, Democrat Cheryl Cook-Kallio, in a rematch of the June primary in the 16th Assembly District.

Assembly Democrats had targeted this race as a prime opportunity to snag a seat from the GOP. Two years ago, Baker became the first Republican from the East Bay’s legislative caucus in six years. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in February identified the seat as part of the party’s push for a supermajority.

However, Baker withstood over $2 million in spending against her by the California state Democratic Party alone. Special interests expenditures on both sides of the race also pitched in heavily, but failed to unseat Baker, who expanded on a seven-point advantage built during the primary.

Two years ago, various labor groups, including the California Teachers Association spent million against Baker, also to no avail.

16th District………………………..VOTES….PCT
PRECINCTS REPORTING 100%**
*Catharine Baker (R)………………….83362   55.8%
Cheryl Cook-Kallio (D)………………..65976   44.2%
*including Contra Costa County

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