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

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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.