Republicans hold leads in the major San Diego County elections Tuesday night.

In the highest-profile race locally, Republican Carl DeMaio is leading Democratic Rep. Scott Peters 50.71 percent to 49.29 percent in the 52nd Congressional District, according to the county Registrar of Voters. The pair is separated by 2,070 votes.

In San Diego City Council District 6, Republican Chris Cate had an insurmountable lead over Democrat Carol Kim, 53.89 percent to 46.11 percent in, according to the registrar.

The big question of the night is whether DeMaio’s lead will hold. Election Day voters tend to trend Democratic. DeMaio led after the first results in the 2012 mayoral election against Bob Filner, but ultimately lost. This electorate, however, will be a lot more friendly to the GOP than two years ago.

Stay tuned for more updates from us throughout the evening.

Liam Dillon was formerly a senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He led VOSD’s investigations and wrote about how regular people...

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