|The race to replace the resigned U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham has been weighted as heavily favoring Republicans. The district skews with a 15 point GOP registration. But Congressional Quarterly has changed the district "to the more competitive Leans Republican category from Republican Favored."|
The change means that California 50 is now among the most highly competitive House contests in the nation...CQ currently rates 26 House contests as highly competitive, with 17 of them for seats held by Republicans.
This, quoted from a CQ Weekly Update email forwarded by the campaign of the race's leading Democrat, Francine Busby.