Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, representative of California’s 76th Assembly District, formally announced his candidacy to represent California in the United States Senate.
Chávez is running to replace outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who is retiring after over thirty years in the legislative body. While Chávez is seen as the underdog in the increasingly Democratic-held state, he is currently the most significant challenger to California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who has already announced her run for the seat.
Can Assemblyman Chávez defeat the demographics to take the Senate seat in 2016? How will his candidacy affect the electoral field for Republicans and Democrats?
Rocky Chavez, California state assemblyman representing the 76th District, which includes most of coastal northern San Diego County, including Oceanside and Carlsbad