In San Diego, first-term Democratic Rep.
Peters and DeMaio placed ahead of Republicans Kirk Jorgensen and Dr. Fred Simon in the politically volatile district that includes a swath of northern San Diego and the cities of Coronado and Poway.
Political analysts say the district may be the most competitive in California, one of the few in the nation considered a toss-up. Both political parties are expected to pour money and resources into the runoff.
In early results, Peters, 55, an environmental attorney, was ahead of DeMaio, 39, a former city councilman. DeMaio lost to Rep.
DeMaio stressed his Fix
Peters positioned himself as a moderate Democrat able to work with members of both parties and as a champion of San Diego issues: small business, the military and scientific research.