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|L-R: Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA), and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar|
With voter registration at 41 percent democrat and 34 percent republican, Miller had already been a top target. Nationally, Congressional District 31 is the most democratic-leaning district held by a republican.
The district became democratic-leaning as a result of redistricting, and in 2012 it went to President Barack Obama by 16 points.
Miller won a term in the redrawn district, which was all new territory for him. Under California’s unusual top-two primary system, Miller and republican Bob Dutton were the top two vote-getters, which meant California Credit Union League-supported Aguilar didn’t advance to the general election.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee vowed to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and has given Aguilar its blessing and support. While the stage is set for a democrat to win this election, Aguilar will still need to build upon the strong campaign he has put together over the past year.
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