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Peters Furthers Lead Over Bilbray in 52nd Congressional Race

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One of the nation’s closest Congressional races may soon be decided. Port of San Diego Commissioner Scott Peters padded his lead over Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, in vote counting today.

Peters now leads by 1,899 votes out of about 235,000 cast for the general election, a net gain of more than 500 votes since Friday.

Bilbray has been a top target of Democrats for years, but survived previous attempts to oust him. However, redistricting moved him into some unfamiliar inland territory for this re-election bid.

An estimated 260,000 provisional and mail-in ballots still need to be counted at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office