Remington Research conducted the first public poll in this Orange/Los Angeles County congressional district since veteran Rep. Ed Royce (R-Yorba Linda/Fullerton) announced his retirement. According to RR (1/10-11; 761 CA-39 likely voters), former state Assemblywoman Young Kim (R), who Mr. Royce has already endorsed, would lead a pair of Democrats in prospective general election pairings. Against lottery winner Gil Cisneros, Ms. Kim would lead 41-38%. Paired with physician Mai Khanh Tran, the Republican advantage would be a more substantial 42-33%.
First, however, the finalists all have to battle a large field and place at least second in the June 5th qualifying election. Other Republicans running are former state Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and Orange County Supervisor and former Fullerton Mayor Shawn Nelson. Other Democrats include businessman Andy Thoburn, education consultant Phil Janowicz, and attorney and former US Commerce Department official Sam Jammal.
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