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Politics Darrell Issa to challenge Duncan Hunter for House seat in 2020

23:05  25 september  2019
23:05  25 september  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Darrell Issa launches House bid against embattled fellow Republican Duncan Hunter

  Darrell Issa launches House bid against embattled fellow Republican Duncan Hunter Former congressman Darrell Issa Thursday launched his election campaign for the seat in California’s 50th Congressional District.Issa, a Republican, had declined to run for reelection in the 49th District in 2018 after winning his 2016 bid by less than one percentage point. But he now sees a chance to return to Capitol Hill and replace his fellow Republican, Hunter.

Former Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will challenge Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for his House seat in 2020, according to two sources familiar with his plans.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Darrell Issa to challenge Duncan Hunter for House seat in 2020 © The Hill Darrell Issa to challenge Duncan Hunter for House seat in 2020

Issa is expected to announce his campaign at a press conference in El Cajon, just east of San Diego, on Thursday.

Issa previously represented California 49th District in the House, but announced last year that he would not seek reelection. Democrat Mike Levin won the election to replace Issa in November.

Hunter currently represents the nearby 50th District. But his political career has been thrown into turmoil by a federal indictment on charges including campaign finance violations and wire fraud.

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