Freshman Mike Levin (R-San Juan Capistrano) proved to be an easy winner in converting this southern California Republican congressional district to the Democratic column. With incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) not in the field, Levin cruised to a November victory over Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey, 56-44%.
Yesterday, one of the 16 candidates who ran for the open seat last year says he will run again in 2020. San Juan Capistrano Mayor Brian Maryott (R), who finished in the middle of the pack in 8th place, captured only 3% of the jungle primary vote. He will have to perform considerably better next year if he is to have a chance at unseating Rep. Levin. At least in the early going, the new Congressman appears to be a lock to secure a second term.
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