Newly announced congressional candidate Carl DeMaio (R), a San Diego radio host who formerly served on the San Diego City Council and ran for both Mayor and then the 52nd Congressional District in 2014, just announced that he would run in District 50 that indicted Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) currently represents. With Hunter headed for trial in September over campaign finance charges, five Republicans and a Democrat have already announced their candidacies in anticipation of the Congressman being forced to leave office.
On the heels of his candidacy announcement, Mr. DeMaio released an internal Tarrance Group survey conducted way back in June (6/24-26; 302 CA-50 likely primary voters) that shows DeMaio and former Rep. Darrell Issa, who is not an announced candidate, as the two Republicans who score in double-digits. Despite DeMaio’s claim that he is the candidate to beat, the data actually places Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar ahead of the field in most iterations. The questionnaire also revealed a negative response to Mr. Issa potentially switching districts, but they fail to indicate whether a similar question was asked about DeMaio who will be doing likewise.
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