In the 49th Congressional District, Democrats won over 50 percent of the San Diego County vote. In November, an experienced Republican Board of Equalization Chairwoman will face off against a well-funded, former party Democratic Party Executive Director.
In the 36th State Senate District, the Democratic candidate won over 50 percent of the San Diego County vote. She has never held public office but won more votes that the experienced, incumbent Republican State Senator.
In the 76th Assembly District, two Democrats, one who has never held public office and one who has been a City Councilmember for less that 18 months, shut out four good Republican candidates by snaring over 50 percent of the vote.
The Board of Supervisors race was a bright light, with Republican candidates gaining 65 percent of the vote, but that district includes the mostly Republican City of San Marcos and more conservative, rural areas of Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Valley Center.
These results are in a non-Presidential PRIMARY election, an election which traditionally has more Republican voters by a large margin.
This is neither a donor nor a candidate problem; Democrats are turning out their voters by leaps and bounds and there will be more of them, a lot more of them, in the November election. The Republican registration advantage in the 76th Assembly District is gone. Moreover, Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Encinitas Republicans just didn’t vote in this election. That has to change if Republicans expect to win in November.
North County Republicans, we have a registration and GOTV problem in North County.