Importance of the 50th Congressional District race

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If a Democrat wins the 50th Congressional race in November, Democrats will control all five congressional districts in San Diego in addition to controlling all constitutional offices in the entire state. That’s why the 50th District race is so important to the Republican Party in the March primary.

The Republican Party declined to endorse in two of the five congressional seats: the 53rd which is overwhelmingly Democrat, and the 50th, the only district where the Republicans hold a registration advantage.

Carl Demaio and Darrell Issa are the front runners in the party’s hopes of retaining that seat, left vacant by the resignation of Duncan D. Hunter.

Darrell Issa presented himself as the Republican establishment’s favored candidate when Mayor Kevin Faulconer endorsed him Monday.

Carl Demaio says Californians, including those in the 50th District, are hungry for someone to stand up and be a voice for those voters frustrated at the status quo. In fact, Demaio has labeled Issa as “Desperate Darrell,” a man who misrepresents himself and his political opponents.

Demaio characterizes himself as the outsider, the anti-Washington candidate.

Nevertheless, it’s already apparent that this race is going to get heated.

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