SAN DIEGO - Port of San Diego Commissioner Scott Peters padded his lead over Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, in vote counting Monday in their close congressional race.
Peters led by 1,899 votes out of about 235,000 cast for the general election, a net gain of more than 500 votes since Friday.
Bilbray has been a top target of Democrats for years, but survived previous attempts to oust him. However, redistricting moved him into some unfamiliar inland territory for this re-election bid.
An estimated 260,000 provisional and mail-in ballots still need to be counted at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office.
In the region's other close race, Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts maintained a lead of 2,641 votes over Bilbray's chief of staff, Steve Danon, in their election for county supervisor. That's an increase of about 400 for Roberts since Friday.
The winner will replace the retiring Pam Slater-Price to become the first new supervisor in 17 years.