Political rumors are surfacing in San Diego that four-term US Rep. Scott Peters (D), a BIPAC endorsed candidate, may decide not to seek re-election in 2020 so he can enter the open Mayor’s race. Republican incumbent Kevin Falconer is ineligible to seek a third term, so the Mayor’s position is guaranteed to be open. Before coming to Congress, Mr. Peters served as president of the City Council.
The 52nd District began the decade as a swing seat that saw Mr. Peters winning by very close margins. Over the succeeding elections, however, the Congressman has secured himself and it remains to be seen if Republicans can again become competitive here before the next redistricting should the seat open.
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