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Here are the Southern Californians playing in the congressional charity baseball game

By in Press Enterprise on June 15, 2017

By Jeff Horseman

Tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, D.C., features a number of lawmakers from Southern California.

The annual charity fundraiser, which pits Republicans against Democrats, is taking place at Nationals Park, one day after a gunman opened fire at the GOP team’s practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois, wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., before dying in a shootout with police.

Members of both teams planned to wear Louisiana State University gear to honor Scalise, who remains in critical condition.

On the Democratic side, players include Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands; Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta; Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City; Nanette Barragan, D-San Pedro; and Linda Sanchez, D-Whittier.

No Southern California House Republicans are playing for the GOP team, which has only one Californian, Doug LaMalfa of Richvale.

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