Take Two for August 22, 2013

In the Inland Empire a Congressional race is in full swing

Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga)

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Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) addresses members of the VIP Club at the Rancho Cucamonga Senior Center in August, 2013. Miller is running for reelection in a solidly Democratic district extending to Redlands.

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar

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Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar at the train station in San Bernardino. He's running for Congress in the 31st District, which extends from Rancho Cucamonga to Redlands, and includes San Bernardino and several other Inland Communities.

Eloise Gomez Reyes

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Attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes is running for Congress in California's 31st District. She has the endorsement of Emily's List, a Super Pac that supports women candidates.

Former Rep. Joe Baca

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Former Rep. Joe Baca chats at a bruch for the Young Visionaries youth services group in San Bernardion. Baca who lost election in another district last year after 14 years in Congress, is running in the 31st Congressional District. The Democratic Party is backing a different candidate.


Right after the election last November, Democrats targeted an Inland Empire Congressional seat won by Republican Gary Miller. He's being called one of the most vulnerable republican incumbents and democrats have endorsed the mayor of Redlands to replace him in next year's election.

KPCC political reporter Sharon McNary says that leaves a former member of Congress out in the cold. 


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