California Target Book

The authoritative guide to California Politics for over twenty years.

Online Edition

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. The online edition includes a comprehensive set of tools for keeping up-to-date on every aspect of California's political system.

Legislative Districts


District-by-district coverage of each of California's 80 Assembly, 40 state Senate, and 53 Congressional districts. Includes district maps, vote histories, census & party registration statistics, incumbent organizational ratings, and profiles of all candidates who have filed for election.

County Government


County-level data with voter registration statistics, past election results, interactive distric maps, and incumbent profiles for each of California's 296 Supervisorial Districts throughout all of California's 58 counties.

Ballot Initiatives


In-depth coverage of ballot initiatives, including detailed financial data for the organizations supporting and opposing them.

Campaign Finance Reports


Detailed reports for each legislative candidate. The data is compiled daily from the California Secretary of State's office and the Federal Election Commission, tracking both campaign contributions and spending. In addition, subscribers can easily track independent expenditure committee spending for all of California's state and federal candidates. The Target Book also maintains a live running feed of the day's late contribution and independent expenditure filings.

Candidate Directory


The California Target Book has compiled election results and a searchable directory for over ten years of California candidates running for office at the state or federal level, and twenty years for candidates running at the county, local, or school district level.

Hot Sheet


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.

Hard Copy Edition


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

Five hard copy editions will be published during this election cycle. 2017 Spring Edition; 2017 Fall Edition; 2018 Primary Edition; 2018 General Election Edition; and 2018 Post General Election Edition. Subscribe to the California Target Book to stay informed about the 2018 Election Cycle.