Retired former US Rep. Darrell Issa (R) confirms rampant speculation that he is considering again becoming a congressional candidate, this time in indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter’s (R-Alpine) district. The inland 50th CD is adjacent to the coastal 49th District that Mr. Issa represented for nine terms before not seeking re-election in 2018. Several Republicans and ’18 Democratic nominee Ammar Campa-Najjar are making moves in anticipation that a special election will occur early next year once Rep. Hunter’s legal situation is resolved in September.
Mr. Hunter’s estranged wife has already accepted a plea bargain in the campaign finance case and is now helping prosecutors. The Congressman defeated Mr. Campa-Najjar 52-48% last November and was one of only seven Republicans to win a seat in the 53-member California delegation.
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