AP Source: Darrell Issa to run for Duncan Hunter’s seat

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Associated Press has learned former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Larry Wilske told the AP on Wednesday that Issa told him he will enter the race.

Issa scheduled a news conference in Hunter’s San Diego area district on Thursday.

Wilske, who also is running against Hunter, says he plans to drop out as result and support Issa.

Issa, a former nine-term congressman, announced his retirement before the 2018 election in a neighboring district that he narrowly won two years earlier.

Hunter is scheduled to be tried in January for allegedly siphoning campaign money for personal use. He says he still plans to run for re-election.

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