Issa announced his candidacy for the San Diego-area seat Thursday, saying he is coming out of retirement to ensure the district remains in Republican hands.
His entry puts incumbent Duncan Hunter in an increasingly difficult position.
Issa has called a news conference Thursday, where he is expected to announce a bid for the Southern California seat held by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter. Hunter is running for a seventh term while facing charges of siphoning campaign funds for personal use.
Issa’s entry puts Hunter in an increasingly difficult position, given Issa’s wealth and long record as one of former President Barack Obama’s chief antagonists in Congress, which could play well in one of Southern California’s last staunchly Republican districts.
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