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FILE - This Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018 file photo shows Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar in San Diego. 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 Campa-Najjar, the only Democrat in the field. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Campa-Najjar tacks right in bid for California US House seat

Mar. 4, 2020 9:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With Republicans fighting among themselves, the only Democrat easily advanced to a runoff in the race to fill the California U.S. House seat vacated by convicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter. Now comes the hard part for Ammar Campa-Najjar. The 31-year-old former Obama administration public...

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)

Campa-Najjar leads race for San Diego-area US House seat

Mar. 4, 2020 2:30 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The lone Democrat running to fill the seat vacated by convicted California Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was leading Tuesday's primary over former GOP Congressman Darrell Issa, seeking a return to the House after retiring two years ago. Ammar Campa-Najjar had 34% of about 88,000...

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...