Continuing the phenomenon of seeing multiple Democrats file in vulnerable Republican districts, a new candidate emerged in the field against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista). The Congressman won a ninth term in the House last November, but with only a 50.3% victory margin against retired Marine Corps Colonel Doug Applegate (D). Former United Nations and State Department official Sara Jacobs announced her congressional candidacy yesterday. She is also the granddaughter of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs. Ms. Jacobs joins Col. Applegate, attorney Mike Levin, and real estate investor Paul Kerr as Democratic candidates. The top two vote getters in the June qualifying election, including Rep. Issa, will advance to the general election.
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