Former MP Darrell Issa deployed an exploratory committee in a possible congressional bid that allowed him to compete against the embattled GOP MP Duncan Hunter only a year after his resignation from the House of Representatives.
"I officially launched an Exploratory Committee for the 50th Congressional District in California," Issa said on the website.
"I have received so much encouragement from supporters in the district, across the state, and across the nation, and I'm really grateful for the many encouraging calls, messages, and letters I've received." 19659003] Hunter, who is facing multiple charges for campaign eligibility, is scheduled to go to trial in January. He barely survived a highly competitive 2016 election.
His seat went to the Democrat Mike Levin, one of several seats that could turn Democrats. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar is expected to run for the fiftieth district court, having scored some points ahead of Hunter's retirement last year.
Hunter has the Incumbency advantage, but Issa is well known. President Trump appointed him head of the US Trade and Development Agency.
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Hunter, a veteran of the Marine Corps, pleaded guilty funds for personal expenses.