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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, former Republican congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a news conference in El Cajon, Calif. A fierce fight between Republican candidates has punctuated the race for the vacated seat of disgraced California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, who dropped out and resigned from Congress in January after pleading guilty to a corruption charge. The 50th district GOP front-runners are San Diego radio host and political commentator Carl DeMaio and former U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, who retired from a neighboring district in 2018. Under California election rules, the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation. It's likely one is eliminated and the other faces off against the only Democrat in the field, 31-year-old former Obama administration official Ammar Campa-Najjar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Issa advances to runoff in California House race

Mar. 11, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, a relentless critic of President Barack Obama who retired from his increasingly Democratic district two years ago, took a step toward returning to Congress by advancing Wednesday to a runoff in one of Southern California's last conservative bastions. Issa,...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders wins California, Super Tuesday's biggest prize

Mar. 4, 2020 1:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders won Super Tuesday's biggest prize, taking California on a night he sought to blunt the momentum of a suddenly surging Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. California was only one of 14 states that voted Tuesday, but its more than 400 delegates...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. The race to fill the vacated seat of Hunter, of California, has turned into a GOP slugfest. Hunter held one of the party's few remaining House seats in California before he pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and resigned last month. The race to replace him has been especially bitter between the Republican front-runners, former congressman Darrell Issa and San Diego radio host and political commentator Carl DeMaio. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

California congressman's vacated seat unleashes GOP slugfest

Feb. 25, 2020 9:11 AM EST

LAKESIDE, California (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's resignation from Congress last month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge unleashed a GOP slugfest over the vacancy in one of the party's few remaining House seats in California. Most of the action in the 50th District involves two...

In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, former Republican congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a news conference in El Cajon, Calif. Issa is running to regain the 50th Congressional District seat left vacant by the resignation of Duncan Hunter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

A snapshot of key House races in the California primary

Feb. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans suffered a string of devastating losses in California U.S. House races in 2018, ceding seven districts to Democrats, including four all or partly in the former GOP stronghold of Orange County. With the resignation last month of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the GOP now holds...

In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Costa is running for re-election to his seat in California's 16th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Some House challengers eager to push California further left

Feb. 1, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Costa is something of an outlier in liberal-minded California — a centrist Democrat who supported the Keystone XL pipeline and was one of the last holdouts to line up behind President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Costa has survived tough campaigns...