El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, who scored 12.9% to finish third in the 2018 jungle primary election against indicted Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), yesterday announced the formation of a new 2020 federal fundraising committee. With Rep. Hunter scheduled to face a federal trial in September on campaign finances charges, potential candidates are already swirling attempting to best position themselves if a special election occurs should he be found guilty.
In addition to Mayor Wells, Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn (R), retired Navy SEAL and former congressional candidate Larry Wilske (R), and 2018 Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) have already said they will run for the seat in the next election.
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