Congressman Gary Miller (Dennis Cook/AP)
January 31st, 2013 – 4:01pm
Longtime Republican Congressman Gary Miller (R-San Bernardino) is on a Democratic PAC list of vulnerable districts in the 2014 election.
Believe it or not, the 2014 election season is already heating up. A Democratic political action committee has picked its top ten Republican House targets for next year. One is a San Bernardino Congressman who’s served on the Hill since 1999.
Gary Miller represented Diamond Bar for a dozen years. New Congressional boundaries put him in the same district as another GOP stalwart, Ed Royce. So, last year, Miller ran — and won — in the newly- drawn 31st district in San Bernardino.
Andy Stone with the Democratic House Majority PAC calls Miller “the most endangered Republican incumbent in the entire country.” Stone says Miller’s new district is “overwhelmingly Democratic,” with a large Latino population. Voter registration in the district does favor Democrats, though there is a large contingent of people who claim a third party or none at all.
Because of California’s new “Top Two” rules, Miller ended up defeating another Republican in November. But in the primary, Democratic candidates garnered 48 percent of the votes in the district. The top vote getter among the Democratic candidates was a Latino, Pete Aguilar.
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