Two of the leading candidates to replace retiring Rep. Duke Cunningham recently visited Washingtonto build support for their campaigns.
Assemblyman Mark Wyland and Senator Bill Morrow spent a few days meeting with groups possibly interested in playing in the competitive GOP primary in safely Republican North County San Diego. Both are experienced and well-liked conservative legislators. Should Wyland decide to pass on the congressional seat, he could probably moonwalk (and he’s a very talented moonwalker) into Morrow’s senate seat with Morrow’s support.
Morrow, who ran in the GOP primary against Rep. Darrell Issa when Rep. Ron Packard retired in 2000, has regularly visited Washington in the time since that race and has built good relationships with PACs that supported him in 2000. That will mean something.
However, Wyland is personally wealthy and the reality for the PAC community is that this seat will be safely Republican no matter who comes out of the primary. That means many PACs will pass on… Read More