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Peters continues to lead Bilbray in 52nd District race

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Democrat Scott Peters added slightly to his slim lead over incumbent Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray in the race for California's newly created 52nd Congressional District after the latest results were released Thursday.

Peters, a Port of San Diego Commissioner and former San Diego City Council president, gained 129 votes and now leads Bilbray by 814 votes, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

Approximately 375,000 provisional and absentee ballots remain to be counted countywide with the next update scheduled to be released at 5 p.m. Friday.

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.

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