Four-term Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) has officially formed an exploratory committee to test his viability in the open 2020 Mayor’s race. Before being elected to Congress, Mr. Peters was President of the San Diego City Council. The Congressman said he will decide about running for the city post in the “next few months.” He can expect major competition from both Republicans and Democrats as a number of strong candidates are expected to vie for the office.
Incumbent Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) is ineligible to seek a third term. The 52nd District was a politically marginal seat when Mr. Peters first won in 2012, and again in 2014, but he has since racked up strong re-election percentages. As an open seat, however, this again could become battleground territory particularly if Mayor Faulconer would decide to become a congressional candidate.
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