Breaking: Former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed files to run for Congress in Hunter seat

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Sam Abed, the former Mayor of  Escondido, yesterday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for the 50th Congressional District, currently held by Duncan Hunter.

SD Rostra reached out to Abed for a statement. He responded later in the day (this post was updated). “I am busy talking with grass-roots, civic and community leaders and my supporters, and I am grateful for the strong support I have already received for my campaign for the 50th Congressional district,” he said.

Other Republicans announced for or said to be considering a run for the seat include El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn, former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, and retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske. Former Congressman Darrell Issa was also recently discussed as a possible candidate.

Abed’s initial FEC data:

Candidate information

Candidate ID H0CA50129
Election years 2020
Office sought House
Political party REPUBLICAN PARTY
State California
District 50
Principal campaign committees
First statement of candidacy Statement of candidacy 2019 Filed: July 2, 2019
Most recent statement of candidacy Statement of candidacy 2019 Filed: July 2, 2019

Financial totals for 2019–2020

Receipts $0.00
Disbursements $0.00
Ending cash on hand $0.00
Debts owed by committee $0.00

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