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Gay school teacher battles GOP county leader in high stakes Inland congressional race

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41st Congressional District candidate Mark Takano speaks to news media at Riverside Community College Steven Cuevas / KPCC

Two Riverside natives are competing to become the first representative of the newly drawn 41st Congressional District.  It covers a big part of the Inland Empire including Riverside and Moreno Valley. 

The Republican is a veteran county leader who moonlights in a garage band. The Democrat is an openly gay Asian American teacher. 

KPCC's Steven Cuevas reports that the race is getting lots of attention.


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