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Race For Congressional Seat In Ventura, LA County Heats Up With Former Trump Advisor Entering Fray


A former campaign advisor for President Trump made a splashy official entry into the race for a congressional seat representing parts of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. George Papadopoulos made the announcement he’s seeking the 25th District seat on a network morning show Monday.

He says he’s entering the race because Republicans have been losing ground in the state because they aren’t sticking to basic party platforms.

Papadopoulos was a former foreign policy advisor for Trump.  He made news in 2017 when he entered a guilty plea to a charge he lied to the FBI in connection to the Russian election interference investigation. He served a 12 day federal prison sentence.

Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill resigned earlier this month after allegations surfaced that she was having an inappropriate relationship with a staff member. She denied the charge.

Several candidates are already in the race, including Steve Knight, the Republican incumbent who lost to Hill in 2018.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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