Brian P. Bilbray

Election 2012: Meet 52nd Congressional candidate and Del Mar resident John Stahl

Election 2012: Meet 52nd Congressional candidate and Del Mar resident John Stahl

By Joe Tash

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In his quest to win the 52nd Congressional District seat, retired Del Mar business executive John Stahl faces a number of obstacles: a crowded field of 10 candidates, the reluctance of local media to cover political newcomers, and a county Republican establishment that is endorsing GOP incumbents, including U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-San Diego.

Bilbray, Stahl and eight other candidates are running for a seat in the newly redrawn district, which includes...

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