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Gary Miller Won’t Seek Re-Election to U.S. House from California’s 31st District

On February 12, California Congressman Gary Miller announced he will not run for re-election this year. He is a Republican elected in the 31st district in 2012. The 31st district is predominantly Democratic, but Miller only won because in the top-two primary, four Democrats split the Democratic vote and allowed the two Republicans to place first and second. See this story. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

4 Responses

  1. David

    This seems like another example of why the Top Two just doesn’t work.

  2. Demo Rep

    What percentage of the USA adult population is brain dead ignorant about P.R. ??? –

    due to the brain dead schools and colleges and media.

    MOST of the *civilized* free world nations use P.R.

    Germany, New Zealand, Israel, etc. etc. etc.

    The USA is in a minority rule gerrymander STONE AGE.

  3. Larry Allred

    Always a good day when the incumbent officeholder decides against attempting a re-elect. A least some real change.

  4. Jim Riley

    The only reasons that Gary Miller was elected are:

    (1) He paid the filing fee;
    (2) He collected 40+ signatures on his petition;
    (3) He finished in the Top 2 in the primary, in which voters could vote for any candidate (and most voted for a Republican);
    (4) He finished first in the general election.

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