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Congressman Royce Files for Re-Election in Wrong District

By City News Service

A veteran California Congressman filed re-election campaign documents for the wrong district, it was reported today, but a spokesman blames the mistake on a typo.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, last week filed a "statement of candidacy" for the seat in the 40th Congressional District of California, which is mostly in Orange County, according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Royce's district includes Diamond Bar and Walnut.

The 40th was redrawn in 2010 into Los Angeles County, is held by incumbent Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard, and has a 47 percent Democratic registration advantage.

Royce has represented the 39th District since winning that seat in 2012, after the district lines were redrawn in California. Before that, Royce was the Congressman from the 40th, but before the latest reapportionment, he was elected from the 39th, The Bee reported.

A consultant to Royce told the newspaper "he's running in the 39th," and the statement was corrected late Friday, The Bee reported.


Vito Spago December 29, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Big deal. Seems it is the correct district. Just what do you call it this week. You trying to make Royce look bad, Melanie? The deceptive headline makes him look stupid. Hope you have a similar article for the Democratic challenger.
Melanie C. Johnson (Editor) December 29, 2013 at 07:22 PM
It is just a quirky little political story from the news wire Vito. I am respectful of all. You should be able to attest to that.
Ray Russell December 30, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Maybe he should run in both districts and give the Dems. In dist. 40 a better choice?
Dale Tillotson December 30, 2013 at 03:49 PM
It is a lot easier to file in Vt. we only have one district takes a little stress off the candidates knowing they need not know boundary lines, and when they do not know their own lines look totally incompetent. Wonder how many bills the lost boundary line congressman has ever read.
Vito Spago December 30, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Royce KNOWS the lines. The names were changed. Or at least his title was. Once it was the 39th district, then it was the 40th . Then it went back to the 39th. He mistakenly listed it as the 40th. Always the same geographic place.

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