What looked like an easy road to Congress for Redlands, California Mayor Pete Aguilar has turned into a complicated race among a trio of Hispanic Democrats. What is more, this has the potential to divide Latinos in California and Washington, D.C.
Aguilar is running for the Democratic nomination in order to face Rep. Gary Miller (R), in one of the most Democratic districts currently represented by a Republican.
After failing to get out of the primary in California’s 31st District last year, Aguilar focused on correcting his past mistakes, including starting his campaign earlier in order to discourage other candidates from getting into the race. But the Democratic nature of the district has attracted two more Democrats into the race, former Congressman Joe Baca and attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes.