LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Republican California congressman may seek his old seat after the Democrat who beat him last year said she'll resign amid an ethics investigation.
Former Rep. Steve Knight said he hasn't decided whether he'll enter an anticipated special election for the seat being vacated by Rep. Katie Hill. It had been the last Los Angeles County seat held by a Republican, but Hill defeated Knight as part of a Democratic wave that knocked seven California Republicans out of power in 2018.
"We haven't decided," Knight said Monday. "We're running the traps and doing a little bit of work behind the scenes to make sure that if we jump in we have a real chance of winning.
Knight had not been planning to challenge Hill in 2020, and he would enter a field with three other Republ