Hunter’s congressional seat will be vacant until 2021

Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will not call a special election to fill the unfinished term of U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, who resigned after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a spokeswoman for the governor said Wednesday. His decision means the solidly Republican, San Diego-area district will not have a vote in the House of Representatives until January 2021, when Hunter's successor takes office. Three Republicans and one Democrat face off in a March 3 primary, with the top two finishers advancing to a November runoff if no one captures a majority of votes, regardless of party affiliation. The Democratic governor won't call a special election "based on the timing of the resignation," said Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman. Hunter, 43, tendered
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