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Vargas, Crimmins to Face Off in November Congressional Election

With all precincts reporting, Juan Vargas and Michael Crimmins will move on to the November general election.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat State Senator Juan Vargas and Republican Michael Crimmins will face off to determine who represents IB and the 51st Congressional District in Washington.

Vargas currently represents the 40th Senate District which includes Chula Vista, South San Diego and Imperial County.

Republican Michael Crimmins ran for the 53rd District against Congresswoman Susan Davis in 2008 and 2010.

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Under California's new "top-two'' primary system, the pair of candidates with the most votes will square off in the general election in the House races.

That second spot in the had been expected to go to former Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-San Diego, who instead finished third.


Votes
%
Juan Vargas 21,201 45.7 Michael Crimmins 9.429 20.3 Denise Moreno Ducheny 7,179 15.5 Xanthi Gionis 3,123 6.7 John Brooks
2,356 5.1 Daniel Ramirez 1,884 4.1 Bernard Portley
1,211 2.6

Following redrawn lines determined by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Imperial Beach will leave California's 53rd Congressional District and join the 51st District following elections in November.

The 51st will now span the entirety of the California-Mexico border, from IB to Arizona.

The 53rd had been represented by Democrat Bob Filner for two decades who gave up his seat to run for mayor. He finished second in Tuesday's mayoral primary.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Tia Juana July 03, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Just curious, do any of the ignorant voters of the 51st District even realize that they were lied to by Juanito Vargas, telling them a lie about how Denise Ducheny prevented war hero Michael Crimmins from participating in a candidate debate????? I know that lying is part and parcel of our culture but come on people!!!!!! Let's try a different avenue, for once, how about the "TRUTH". It will be uncomforable at first, but then, you know what, it will be an easier way of life. For example, we will not have to pretend that our car breaks down everyday because we are ALWAYS LATE!!! TO EVERYTHING, INCLUDING OUR FUNERAL!!!! We will actually go to events that we have been invited too, who knows we might even RSVP and have an agenda of our events, like the Gringos that seem to be more reliable. We will tell the truth to our spouse and when we are ready for a divorce, we will tell them, as opposed to being caught in the back seat of our Chevy having sex with our comadre. You know there is a saying that is not Mexican of course, but it works for us too, it goes like this "the truth shall set you FREE!!!!" So, let's start with these lying politicians, ONE LIE, ONE PENDOJO, ONE OUT OF WORK POLITICIAN!!!! Let's see how little time it will take to CLEAN UP, just like Ross Perot, (he was a millionaire) the CLEAN UP COMMITTEE IS HERE!!!! You will NOT BE ELECTED JUAN to CONGRESS!!!! JUST LIKE BEFORE, YOU LIE, YOU LOSE!!!!!!

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