Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Local Politics. The race to replace the Duke in the 50th.

The 50th is a VERY conserative district here in San Diego County (I would say mostly your traditional kind, Eisenhower republicans, not idiot religious freak kinds) so the outcome in the race so far, it's interesting.

Two people came out on top to head for the runoff in June.

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray and Democrat Francine Busby will face off in the June 6 runoff election to replace Randy "Duke'' Cunningham in the 50th Congressional District.

Busby topped the 18-candidate field Tuesday with almost 44 percent of the votes.
Bilbray won just over 15 percent, but Busby is still considered the underdog because of the heavy Republican registration in the district.

True. But the fact that a Democrat was able to pull off 44 percent of the vote in that district (which includes Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar) out of 18 people running is pretty damn good.
Most of San Diego County is pretty conservative in general other than the city itself, so we will have to see..

3 comments:

LA said...

Ah, I was curious how that was shaping up! Thanks for the update.

ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

Just came across your blog via BlogMad, and I want to declare that San Diego ROCKS!!! I'm originally from Oklahoma (yuck) but spent 4 years in San Diego after I got my Ph.D.; I'm in Dallas right now (even BIGGER yuck than Oklahoma!) but will be moving to New Mexico on Saturday. Anyplace has to be better than Texas, eh?

Take care,
ariK

Mike V. said...

right on, thanks for the kind words.

san diego is a nice place to live, for sure.

it was like 80 today or something!