EL CAJON (CNS) - Former congressman Darrell Issa announced today that he is entering the race for Congressional District 50.
Issa, 65, held a morning news conference to announce the launch of his campaign and was joined by El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn, former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and former U.S. Navy SEAL Larry Wilske, who were all running for the seat before the announcement.
All four candidates elected to drop out of the race and throw their support behind Issa, who also received an endorsement from San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
The race also includes former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and state Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee.
Issa declined a re-election run in the 49th District in 2018 after winning his 2016 bid by less than one percentag