We hope it’s not lost on anyone that the postponement of Congressman Duncan Hunter’s trial until next January virtually guarantees he’ll appear on the March 2020 primary election ballot. The filing deadline for the office is the end of this year.
A slew of announced candidates, wannabes, yet-to-bes, consultants, strategists and the like are presently working overtime weighing the resulting scenarios.
That list of scenarios is not longer than it was, it’s simply now more defined, as it no longer likely includes Hunter somehow being forced from office prior to the filing deadline.
The ramifications of any Republican facing off against Hunter in a red-meat district is fascinating, both in the primary and — yes — also potentially the general.