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Cal. Congress 2: Huffman/Mensing 2nd Time Around

"We've got to stop meeting like this," said NO ONE in the race for California Congressional District 2.  Incumbent Democrat Jared Huffman and Republican Dale Mensing appear headed to a November pairing for the second straight election.

Huffman pulled in nearly 70 percent of the vote in early returns, while Mensing polled under 20 percent in a race that featured one other Democrat and an independent.  In the top-two primary system, that's enough to send Huffman and Mensing on to a November matchup.

Huffman first won election to Congress in 2012.  Mensing works as a grocery cashier in Garberville.

The Second Congressional District runs from rural and coastal to urban and inland; it touches the Oregon border in Del Norte County and stops at the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin. 

Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.