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

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.