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Fact or Fiction: Opposing SoCal candidates have the same name?

Posted: 1:46 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 16:46:15-04
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(KGTV) - Are two candidates with the same name vying for the same southern California congressional seat?

Yes.

Democratic incumbent Raul Ruiz is facing Republican challenger Raul Ruiz in the 36th district which includes Palm Springs.

No word yet how their names will be differentiated on the ballot.

This isn't the first time candidates with the same name have faced off.

In 2018, Kansas congressman Ron Estes faced a primary challenge from another man named Ron Estes.