Voters last year picked Sen. Juan Vargas to replace Sen. Denise Ducheny after term limits ended her run in the Capitol.
Next year, voters may be asked to choose between the two Democrats.
Ducheny told the San Diego Union-Tribune that she’s open to running for the same congressional seat that Vargas is eyeing.
If preliminary redistricting maps hold true, the congressional district boundaries would include part of San Diego and run along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The congressional district, which does not include the Coachella Valley, is expected to be an incumbent-free campaign as Rep. Bob Filner plans to run for San Diego mayor.
Notably, Ducheny didn’t want Vargas to succeed her in the 40th Senate district, which includes part of the Coachella Valley. She had endorsed then-Assemblywoman Mary Salas, who lost to Vargas after a tough Democratic primary campaign.