DATE:  October 18, 2012
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La Jolla Light, Rancho Bernardo Journal, Poway News Chieftain, Carmel Valley News All Back Peters Over Bilbray 


San Diego – Four more newspapers in the 52nd Congressional District have endorsed Scott Peters for Congress over 12-year incumbent Brian Bilbray, the Peters campaign announced today. The endorsement from Main Street Media, which publishes several community papers throughout San Diego County, called Peters a consensus builder with new ideas who will deliver results for San Diego. Peters is running to unseat Bilbray in California’s newly drawn 52ndCongressional District.

The Main Street Media newspapers that endorsed Peters this week include: the La Jolla Light, the Carmel Valley News, the Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch News Journal and the Poway News Chieftain, which also distributes within Scripps Ranch.  Their endorsement is particularly significant because these communities are among the highest voter turnout areas within the new 52nd Congressional District.

Their endorsements, which ran on their editorial pages, said, “Though Bilbray has served in the House for 12 years, his career lacks luster…a consensus builder willing to ‘cross the aisle’ with new ideas and no party agenda is needed. Scott Peters promises to be that kind of representative and we believe him."

"Readers trust their community newspapers a great deal because they know and cover the issues that are closest to home and impact their daily lives," said Peters. "I've had the honor of representing many of these communities as a City Councilman and City Council President. They know I share their values and that I'll get things done for them."  

Peters was also endorsed this month by the San Diego Jewish Journal. The Tierra Times and San Diego CityBeat have also endorsed Peters over Bilbray; both endorsed Peters in the primary.

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