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House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Howard Berman, D-CA, speaks during a full committee markup of the "Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY2012." in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Newly drawn district lines left long-time Democratic congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman stuck in the ring together, both vying for the same congressional seat. Since neither received over half the vote, they’ll be squaring off again in November’s runoff election.
Sherman, who starts Round Two well ahead of his rival financially with a cool $3 million in the bank, has said the primary was an “exhibition game…we’re on to the real game and our team is ready to go.” Berman is equally rarin’ to go and the battle is on. But the two, both Democrats, have similar positions on many key issues.
How will voters distinguish the two? What are Berman’s plans for the next phase of the campaign? How will he reach out to a new batch of constituents and hold onto his seat in congress?
Rep. Howard Berman, Democratic Congressman for the 28th District