Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern can cross one name off his list of endorsements in his bid for the 76th Assembly District – Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, who announced on Monday that he will seek re-election to his seat after all.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Chavez only took in $105,000 for his Senate effort, but ended with $369 in cash and $43,000 in debt. Chavez himself estimated that he spent $40,000 of his own money.
No word yet from Kern, or the (now) third Republican in the race, Phil Graham. In addition to Chavez’s endorsement, Kern has the support of many Republican North County electeds. Graham boasts fewer, but bigger names in the party, like San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Darrell Issa, and both the current and former Rep. Duncan Hunter.