Congressman Gary Miller has chosen not to seek reelection in CD31 (San Bernardino), one of the toughest holds for the GOP this cycle. Miller beat fellow Republican Bob Dutton in 2012 after four Democrats split the vote, advancing two Republicans in the biggest lesson thus far of the calculus of top-two primary elections.
GOP Rep. Gary Miller of California will not seek reelection, the eight-term lawmaker announced Wednesday. “It has been a great honor to spend so many years in public service, striving to make a difference for Southern California families. While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton. I will not seek re-election to Congress at the end of this term,” Miller said in a statement.
CalNewsroom (Hrabe): Rep. Gary Miller, Vice-Chair of House Financial Services Committee, to Retire.
Speculation: Former Assemblyman Ray Haynes, known to be tough on immigration — a persistent issue in the Inland Empire — has already announced his interest in CD36 per John Hrabe last month. There is no legal requirement to live in a Congressional District and be elected to represent it.
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