Special US House election will fill term of Devin Nunes

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(AP) — Former California U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes’ resignation to lead Donald Trump’s media company has left his one-time constituents with an odd special election: Voters will select someone to complete the remaining months of his term in a district that will disappear next year.

The election next month in the Republican-leaning 22nd District in the state’s Central Valley is largely an afterthought as national Republicans and Democrats focus on November elections that will determine control of Congress in 2023.

About a half-dozen of the key House races are in California. Such contests are a rarity in the liberal-minded state, where Democrats hold every statewide office, dominate in the Legislature and have a 42-10 advantage in the congressional delegation.

Among the marquee contests: Republican Rep. Mike…

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