Candidate to replace Devin Nunes drops out of race, making GOP’s Conway clear frontrunner


Veteran Tulare County politician Connie Conway’s path to fill out the term of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) got clearer on Monday when another high-profile candidate dropped out of the special election.

Fresno County Supervisor Nathan Magsig (R), a former Clovs mayor and council member who picked up the endorsements of several prominent Tulare County politicians, announced he would concentrate on a run for the newly drawn Congressional District 5 instead of the short seat. CD5 covers the California Gold Country and the San Joaquin Valley, including parts of Fresno County.

Last month, Phil Arballo (D-Fresno), who lost to Nunes in 2020, also announced he was dropping out of the special election to concentrate on running for the newly drawn 13th Congressional district, which covers parts of Fresno and Merced counties.

Filling Nunes’ seat:

Conway, who lives in Tulare and has close ties with…

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