The 49th Congressional District stretches from La Jolla to Dana Point and is one of the most-watched races in the country this election season. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, announced in January that he would not seek re-election. Sixteen candidates are seeking to replace him. The San Diego Union-Tribune asked eight of the candidates to respond to several questions. Here are the responses.
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Pacific Ridge School students in Preston Peeden’s class took Friday to catch up on the week’s political news. They’d need to know the latest to craft relevant questions for a 49th Congressional District forum being held at the school 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“See what’s changed. See if there are any polling figures,” Peeden suggested. “See if the San Diego Republican Party has handed out its endorsement.”
On March 23rd, the Ocean Hills Republican Club held a forum amongst the Republican candidates for Congress, District 49. The event was attended by more than 150 local Republicans and a majority of attendees submitted ballots for the ensuing straw poll. The results were announced this week by Barbara Hazlett, President of the club and chair of the event.
The contests to replace two retiring Southern California Republican congressmen are staggeringly cluttered, with 35 candidates vying for seats that could help shift the balance of partisan power in Washington, D.C.
Last Thursday evening a standing-room-only crowd listened to Brian Maryott, candidate for California’s 49th Congressional District, discuss a number of important issues facing the voters in 2018’s midterm elections.
While two current Hispanic governors — Nevada’s Brian Sandoval and New Mexico’s Susana Martinez — are leaving office as their terms expire, two more Hispanic gubernatorial candidates are running for November election in Idaho and California.
With nine candidates now running to replace Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, the challenge for both parties will be to make sure at least one of their candidates is among the top two vote-getters in the June primary.
A new week has brought two more Republicans and one more Democrat into the race to replace Rep. Darrell Issa in California’s 49th Congressional District, meaning the total number of contenders is now 10.
Just 13 months after his first election to public office, Councilman Brian Maryott (R-San Juan Capistrano) enters the race to succeed Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) in the 49th Congressional District.