GOP: Democrats Admit Scott Peters’ Days In Congress Are Numbered
National Democrats include Peters on list of their most vulnerable members
SAN DIEGO, California (March 58, 2013) – Citing the Democrats’ national campaign committee’s decision to include freshman Rep. Scott Peters(D-San Diego) on a list of their 19 most vulnerable members of Congress, the Republican Party of San Diego County today announced it will heavily target Peters in 2014.
“The Democrats today admitted that Scott Peters is one of their weakest incumbents in the entire House of Representatives,” said Chairman Tony Krvaric. “Targeting Peters’ district for a Republican comeback is an easy decision, particularly after the Democrats’ admission today.”
“Lightning will not strike twice for Mr. Peters.”
Peters defeated incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray by just 2% in a heavily Democratic year when the top of the Democratic ticket carried the state by 23%.
“Peters’ high water mark was in 2012. In 2014 he doesn’t have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket, Democratic turnout will be much lower, and he’ll have a record as a member of the Nancy Pelosi team,” said Vice Chairman Ron Nehring, a former Chairman of the California Republican Party.
“I hope Mr. Peters chose to rent instead of buy.”
The San Diego political environment is also being impacted by the erratic behavior of San Diego’s new Democrat Mayor, Bob Filner, whose offensive comments and style continue to make the news daily.
Bob Filner is doing a great job building coalitions – for Republicans. Every time he opens his mouth, someone joins the Republican team,” added Chairman Krvaric.
Republicans see history about to repeat itself. In 1992, Democrat Congresswoman Lynn Schenk was elected to the same district Peters now holds. Two years later, without Bill Clinton at the top of the ticket in the mid-term election, Schenk was defeated by Republican Bilbray.