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San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress
San Diego Republican wages long-shot run for Congress

As a candidate in the 51st Congressional District, Stephen Meade's politics are a problem. He's a conservative Republican in a district where voter registration is more than 2-to-1 Democratic. The district is 70% Latino, but Meade does not speak Spanish. He has no money to campaign. And his opponent, Democratic Rep. Juan Vargas, has the power of incumbency. There's another thing that may make things difficult for the 88-year-old political novice: He wears women's clothing. "I'm straight, but I just have this thing about loving ladies' clothes," Meade said. Marilyn, 82, his wife of 40-plus years, is fine with his preference for dresses,...

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