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Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress
Costly, nasty battle rages in San Diego race for Congress

In its third editorial endorsing Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over Democratic incumbent Scott Peters, the U-T San Diego newspaper had one description of DeMaio that not even his many critics could dispute: "One of a kind." DeMaio's hard-charging style, combined with his anti-Washington pledge to "Fix Congress First," has turned the 52nd Congressional District race into one of the tightest and costliest in the country, with spending by the campaigns and independent committees expected to top $10 million. It might also be among the nastiest, with the candidates complaining of distortions and smear tactics, and a former DeMaio campaign worker...

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