California governor sets special election to replace Katie Hill

California governor sets special election to replace Katie Hill
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California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomMaskless DC Mayor Bowser won't save herself with a media attack Philip Wegmann: 'People just aren't going to care' about mask mandate after maskless Bowser photo Biden rolls dice by getting more aggressive on vaccines MORE (D) on Friday set the date for the special election to decide who will replace former Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillKatie Hill says 'it would take a lot' to convince her to run again for House The tale of the last bipartisan unicorns Maher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' MORE (D), who announced her resignation late last month amid allegations that she had affairs with campaign and congressional staffers.

The special election for the 25th Congressional District seat will take place March 3, and if no candidate wins the majority, then a runoff will be held on May 12, the governor's office said.

March 3 is also the scheduled date for California’s 2020 presidential primary, as well as the primary for November's House elections.


That means that residents of the 25th Congressional District will be able to vote twice for a candidate, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The winner of the special election will serve the rest of Hill's term, and the primary vote will decide who will be on the House ballot in November. 

Assemblywoman Christy Smith of Santa Clarita and "The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur are two of the notable Democrats running for the seat.

Former Rep. Steve KnightStephen (Steve) Thomas KnightThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The American Investment Council - Pelosi touts T bill as Fauci stresses go-slow openings The Hill's Campaign Report: A Los Angeles House seat is in play for Republicans Democrats on edge over California special election nail-biter MORE (R), who was beaten by Hill in 2018, and former campaign adviser for President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE headline the Republican field for the seat.