Democrat Rishi Kumar will face Anna Eshoo again in the runoff - for the 2nd straight time. There are no Republicans in this race.
Eshoo’s support in the district has plummeted based on her historic low of 48% votes in the recent primary, that was also the 2nd worst amongst democratic congressional incumbents in California (out of 42), while spending an unprecedented $1.14 million, a historic high compared to any prior election.
Rishi won 127,000 votes in the November 2020 general election - the highest votes for any Eshoo challenger in 30 years. His target for a November win is a total of 150,000 votes.
Time for octogenarian Eshoo to pass the torch
She (Eshoo) could face her toughest reelection challenge in 30 years [...] her primary total was the lowest since she won the seat in 1992.Mark Simon, San Mateo Daily Journal (July, 2022)
We are concerned by the donations she (Eshoo) has accepted from the pharmaceutical industry.Stanford Daily (March 2020)
Eshoo's campaigns have pocketed more than $1.5 million from employees of pharmaceutical firms and other health care companies. In Congress, Eshoo has consistently voted in favor of the industry.The Intercept (October 2018)
Anna Eshoo has been in the House since 1993, [...] has done little to serve her district during her 30-year tenure. Four bills have come out of her office. Most were to change the names of post offices.Matt Grocott, San Mateo Daily Journal (February 2022)
At age 78, with 28 years in Congress, there's been whispers that it's time for Eshoo to retire.Dave Price, Palo Alto Daily Post (April 2021)
If I am a Democrat, he (Rishi Kumar) gets my vote.Matt Grocott, San Mateo Daily Journal (February 2022)
Rishi Kumar is the real deal. He will fight for you and will never sell out. You can trust Rishi to get things done.San Mateo County News Endorsement (August 2022)