“This is a victory for my constituents and all the people who have worked so hard over the last year to build a strong campaign,” said Jacob, who is seeking a seventh term.
“It’s not over until June so I will continue to build support over the next few months. I look forward to serving taxpayers and my communities for another four years.”
Anderson had been endorsed by the Republican Party of San Diego County over Jacob, a fellow Republican. Jacob had been endorsed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Sheriff Bill Gore, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and the Deputy Sheriffs Association.
Anderson is barred from running for re-election to his Senate seat because of term limits.
According to the Voice of San Diego, Anderson told the influential Lincoln Club that he’ll run for the seat in 2020.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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