The March Primary is five months away, but an intra-party squabble over a fairly safe Democratic Congressional seat has largely just begun.
During a pre-endorsement meeting in Merced on Saturday, Valley delegates to the California Democratic Party were deadlocked in voting Saturday to endorse a candidate for the 16th Congressional district, currently held by Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno).
In two ballots, Costa maintained a slight edge over Soria among local delegates.
On the first balloting, Costa earned 40 of 81 votes, or 49.38 percent of the total vote. Soria picked up 37…