In 2016, then-Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan’s victory over state Sen. Isadore Hall (D-Compton) in a double-Democratic general election was one of the top upsets of the last election cycle. Now, US Rep. Barragan seeks her second term. Previously, actress Stacey Dash had announced her candidacy as a Republican and is building a campaign in the heavily Democratic seat.
There was a belief that former Sen. Hall would seek a re-match, but he has apparently recruited someone else to run. Compton Mayor Aja Brown (D), apparently with Mr. Hall’s backing, filed a congressional campaign committee statement with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, and has scheduled an announcement news conference for later today. This development makes the June 5th qualifying election here much more interesting.
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