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Congressman Royce Files for Re-Election in Wrong District

Congressman Royce Files for Re-Election in Wrong District

By City News Service

A veteran California Congressman filed re-election campaign documents for the wrong district, it was reported today, but a spokesman blames the mistake on a typo.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, last week filed a "statement of candidacy" for the seat in the 40th Congressional District of California, which is mostly in Orange County, according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Royce's district includes Diamond Bar and Walnut.

The 40th was redrawn in 2010 into Los Angeles County, is held by incumbent Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard, and has a 47 percent Democratic registration advantage.

Royce has represented the 39th District since winning that seat in 2012, after the district lines were redrawn in California. Before that, Royce was the Congressman from the 40th, but before the latest reapportionment, he was elected from the 39th, The Bee reported.

A consultant to Royce told the newspaper "he's running in the 39th," and the statement was corrected late Friday, The Bee reported.

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