Peters Mulling Run for San Diego Mayor

His battleground seat has trended Democratic in recent years.

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Ally Mutnick
Dec. 12, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

Rep. Scott Peters (D) is considering running for San Diego mayor in 2020. The primary would fall in March of that year and Peters’s chief of staff said a decision will come “in the next couple of months. … Before coming to Congress, Peters served on the San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008. He was elected by his peers in 2005 to become the city’s first council president after San Diego changed its leadership structure to a mayor-council form of government.”

“Peters recently endorsed” Nancy Pelosi “to be the next Speaker of the House. He is a member of the centrist New Democrat Coalition and will serve as one of four vice chairmen for the group.” (The Hill)

Peters’ district, once a battleground, has trended more Democratic in recent years. It swung for Hillary Clinton by 23 points in 2016 after backing President Obama by just 6 in 2012.


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