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Prominent Democrats continue to flock to the Scott Peters camp in the wake of his narrow primary victory over fellow Dem Lori Saldaña, which earned him the right to challenge Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray in the newly drawn 52nd Congressional District.

Peters’ campaign yesterday announced the endorsement of former city councilmember Donna Frye, whose council term coincided with Peters’ tenure there.

“You get to know a person pretty well working together on the 10th floor at City Hall, which is why I am endorsing him. I consider Scott a friend and I’m glad he’s willing to take on this tough fight,” Frye said in a release from the campaign.

Despite the support coalescing for his campaign, Peters faces an uphill battle to unseat the incumbent, including a tenfold cash advantage enjoyed by Bilbray.

“The voters know Donna is fiercely independent, will always speak her mind and give it to them straight,” Peters said about the endorsement. “The voters trust her so her endorsement is a tremendous help.”

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