Former Deputy Darrell Issa is expected to announce on Thursday that he faces a primary challenge to MP Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., Who was accused last year of allegedly abusing campaign funds.
Hunter won re-election in his low-republican district in San Diego last year, less than three months after he and his wife were charged with allegedly spending $ 250,000 on private spending campaign media. He is considered vulnerable to a primary challenge, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Issa announced his resignation from his district of North County San Diego in January 2018, having barely won reelection in 2016.
DARRELL ISSA LAUNCHES EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE IN POSSIBLE CHALLENGE TO REP. DUNCAN HUNTER
His seat went to the Democrat Mike Levin in 2018.
"I believe in the American people," he said last week, according to the Union Tribune. "I believe in the agenda of not only my party, but our current president and I will do everything we can to encourage it."
Issa previously said he would run for Jager's place if his confirmation of a Trump administration trading post would be delayed in Congress.
"Darrell has supported me in the past," said Hunter, who had not suggested him plans to leave Congress, Hill said in June last year. "He supports me now. He is not in the district, nothing around. He probably does not know much about the neighborhood. But it is everyone's privilege to stand for office at any location.
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The lawsuit against Hunter is scheduled for January, two months before the California Republican Elementary School
pleaded guilty to a conspiracy this year.