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Peters holds narrow lead in race for 52nd District seat

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Democratic Port Commissioner Scott Peters holds a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray in the race for California’s newly created 52nd District Congressional seat.

Peters is ahead by 685 votes, but approximately 475,000 absentee and provisional ballots countywide remain to be counted. It's unclear how many of those outstanding ballots are from the 52nd District. The San Diego County Registrar of Voters said it will release updated numbers at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Bilbray has served in the House of Representatives for a total of 12 years, the last six as a member of the 50th Congressional District. Peters is a former San Diego City Council president and California Coastal Commission member.

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