Democratic Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego is facing another GOP opponent in next year's primary.
Michael Allman, an investor and former executive of Southern California Gas Co., announced this week that he's running against Peters. Most recently, he was an executive at a software company called Bit Stew Systems before it was sold in 2016. Since then, Allman said, he's been investing in technology companies. He lived for nearly 20 years in Rancho Santa Fe but recently moved to Solana Beach. Both cities are in GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's district, not Peters' 52nd Congressional District.
Allman, 57, said he considers himself a "Libertarian-leaning Republican" who trends left on social issues and more conservative on fiscal matters. But that won't matter if voters elect him, he said.