DeMaio says he's focused on Filner, not House race

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DeMaio did not directly answer questions about whether he would drop his House campaign to run for mayor if Filner is forced from office, predicting a "50-50 chance he will finish his term."

DeMaio, who's currently running against Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), lost a hard-fought election for mayor to Filner in 2012. The mayor now stands accused of sexually harassing 14 different women and is facing a recall election.

Peters narrowly won his race in a pure swing district, and Republicans are excited about DeMaio, an openly gay centrist, as a candidate for the House. If he decides he'd rather be mayor, that could leave Republicans scrambling for a recruit to replace him.