California Rep. Raul Ruiz faces a GOP challenge from … wait, another of Raul Ruiz?

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The voters in California constituency could be seeing double when they go to the polls next year.

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat, has in the past, the 36th Congressional District and is up for re-election in November 2020 The four-term incumbent faces a GOP challenge from Raul Matthew Ruiz, a 57-year-old building contractor from Perris, a small city 70 miles East of Los Angeles.

Two candidates named Ruiz could be confusion for the voters. The Democrat, a 47-year-old physician, has won his last two elections by double digits.

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., could race a challenge from Republican Raul Ruiz, right, in 2020-house. The name confusion for the voters in the next year in the run-off election could add.
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“I want the citizens of another possibility,” the other Ruiz Politico said. He argued that his potential opponent had a record in Congress.

Calls and messages from Fox News to the two campaigns were not immediately returned.

On his campaign website, the Republican Ruiz said he saw the policy of the Republic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, the younger Ruiz and “and the rest of the liberal partisans in Congress are pushing, and I know that you threaten what makes this country great.”

He had previously been with the run for the Perris City Council but withdrew after it failed to meet the residency requirements. He has the life of the 41st electoral district, represented by Rep. Mark Takano, a Democrat, reported The desert sun.

Members of Congress do not have the obligation to live in the district they represent.

In his announcement, Ruiz, the Challenger, described how he started his construction company and worked in agriculture. The paper said that he hired a Republican strategist as a political consultant.


The Ruiz-vs.-Ruiz faceoff would not collide for the first time, opposing candidates with the same name. In the year 2018, the Kansas GOP Rep. Ron Estes other Ron Estes faced in the Republican primary.

Representative Estes ultimately won by 62 percentage points.

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