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 NewsomCalifornia governor Newsom signs bill extending family leave to small businesses California family frustrated that governor, Harris used fire-damaged property for 'photo opportunity' Pac-12 moves toward 'return to competition' after Big Ten announces resumption of football season MORE (D) on Friday set the date for the special election to decide who will replace former Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillObama counsels NBA players on forming a social justice committee Republicans cast Trump as best choice for women House GOP campaign chairman insists party will win back majority 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.

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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 John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTale of two FBI cases: Clinton got warned, Trump got investigated Trump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation New FBI document confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification MORE headline the Republican field for the seat.