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Candidates To Replace Rep. Susan Davis Discuss Pandemic, Climate Change

53rd Congressional Candidates Georgette Gómez (left) and Sara Jacobs (right) ...

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Above: 53rd Congressional Candidates Georgette Gómez (left) and Sara Jacobs (right) in this undated photo.

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Democrats Georgette Gomez and Sara Jacobs are competing to replace Congresswoman Susan Davis in the U.S. House of Representatives. They joined Midday Edition to discuss their stances on the issues, including responding to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and a divided political landscape.

Aired: October 27, 2020 | Transcript

The 53rd Congressional District has been represented by Congresswoman Susan Davis for 20 years, but her decision not to run for re-election has opened the race up to a new generation.

Democrats Georgette Gómez and Sara Jacobs emerged as the top vote-getters in the March primary and are facing off on the November ballot.

Gómez worked as a community organizer in the district, before being elected to the San Diego City Council in 2016. She is currently president of the council.

Jacobs was most recently a scholar-in-residence at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. She has worked at the United Nations, at UNICEF and as a contractor in the State Department.

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The 53rd District stretches through much of central San Diego, from I-5 and Balboa Park on the west, through Mission Valley to East County and continuing south to Chula Vista.

Gómez and Jacobs joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the issues affecting the district, including responding to the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and a divided political landscape.

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