2018 Midterm Voter Guide

House of Representatives - 52nd Congressional District

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The district includes coastal and central portions of the city of San Diego, including neighborhoods such as Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Point Loma and Downtown San Diego; the San Diego suburbs of Poway and Coronado.





Scott Peters

Raised: $2,305,520.63 (06/30)

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Endorsements

Democratic organizations and office holders and by Planned Parenthood, the Brady Campaign, Sierra Club, Equality California, and the National Union of Healthcare Workers as well as by some business groups like the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.…more

 

Summary

Incumbent. As his endorsements suggest, Peters is a moderate Democrat, liberal on social issues (reproductive rights, gun control, LGBT rights) but also business-friendly -- he got support in the primary from the Chamber of Commerce but not the San Diego Labor Council. His district has gone from purple to blue over the past few years.


Analysis

Just a few years back, the 52nd was considered a critical and flippable district for both parties. This time out the GOP couldn’t find a candidate with significant name-recognition.

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Omar Qudrat

Raised: $282,411.27 (06/30)

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Endorsements

Republican Party of San Diego County, Darrell Issa, Dana Rohrabacher, and Carl DeMaio, among others…more

 

Summary

Republican Qudrat highlights issues of national security and his qualifications as a former counter-terrorism prosecutor for the military. He has assured Breitbart News that he supports Trump’s policies on immigration and terrorism and that he opposes sharia law "anywhere in the world."


Analysis

This contest is between a conservative/moderate Democrat and a Trump Republican.