One Republican and three Democratic members of Congress brought together Monday by the business community stressed the importance of working together on legislation helpful to San Diego.
“We do have a functional delegation that is able to work together,” said Rep. Darrell Issa. “You’re looking at a pretty secure group of members…We know where we disagree.”
“I’m trying to be as bipartisan as I can, and I hope you all notice that,” added Rep. Scott Peters, drawing laughter.
All five of the members of Congress representing San Diego County were invited, though Duncan Hunter could not make it because of a schedule conflict.
Turning to national politics, the Democrats championed the candidacy of former New York senator Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Susan Davis described Clinton as “one of the most qualified individuals who’s ever run for president.”
“Send us anyone,” said Rep. Juan Vargas, “except for Jeb Bush. I think Jeb Bush is the only one who can win.” The Democrat whose district lies along the border said Bush could carry states that might otherwise go Republican, in part because of his support for immigration reform.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer thanked the delegation for putting partisanship aside and working collectively on many projects important to the San Diego region. “We’re able to coalesce over some of those issues that make a huge difference for us and our economy,” he said.
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