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Scott Peters Challenger Poised to Launch Bid From Afar

Iraq war veteran and House hopeful Jacquie Atkinson plans to toss her hat into the ring Thursday to unseat two-term California Democrat Scott Peters.  

The odd thing is, the Republican will be making her intentions known in a district other than the one she’s hoping to represent.  

According to an invite published online, Atkinson plans to formally get her campaign rolling at 6 p.m. via a kick-off event at Heat Bar and Kitchen in San Diego.  

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While the menu seems plenty all-American (well, New American, anyway), a political insider pointed out that the restaurant is in the North Park section of town — placing it in the proverbial backyard of neighboring Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif.

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(CQ Roll Call Photo Illustration)

By our calculations, Atkinson will declare her candidacy for Peters’ gig roughly 3 miles outside of his legislative purview.  

Perhaps this boundary busting roll out is an indicator of the outside-the-box thinking Atkinson expects to bring to Washington, D.C., should she triumph next fall.  

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