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  How Darrell Issa Could Return to Washington As Indicted Congressman’s Successor
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Aug 29, 2018 08:02pm
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News DateThursday, August 30, 2018 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe heavily indicted Republican congressman Duncan Hunter could well lose his seat to Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar in November. But the San Diego–area 50th Congressional District is strongly Republican, and a post-indictment poll showed Hunter still comfortably in the lead. One scenario being kicked around in California is that Hunter will survive the election, but then be forced to resign either as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors or because he can’t cast House votes from the slammer. If that happens, a very familiar name could reenter the political scene, as noted by veteran political reporter Dan Walters:

Names of possible GOP successors are already circulating, including conservative activist and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, who had weighed running against Hunter, and Congressman Darrell Issa, who had decided not to seek re-election this year in the adjacent, less conservative 49th CD rather than face possible defeat.
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