Omar Navarro, perennial candidate with troubled past, files papers to replace Nunes

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A perennial Southern California Congressional candidate thinks he has a shot at replacing the outgoing Devin Nunes. 

With Nunes stepping away from Washington D.C. to head former President Donald Trump’s new media organization, local candidates have been making preparations to run for the special election next year to serve out the remainder of Nunes’ term. 

Enter Omar Navarro, a recurrent Republican candidate who unsuccessfully challenged Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D–Los Angeles) in the last three elections. 

Soon after Nunes revealed his plans, Navarro announced his candidacy for the race. 

And late last week he officially filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission

Although the date of the special election for the 22nd district has not yet been set, the primary could take place in April of next year. If no candidate takes…

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