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 Christopher NewsomAnti-vaccine protester charged after allegedly throwing menstrual blood at California lawmakers California could become next no-kill state as governor puts budget funds toward ending euthanizing California governor proposes 2 billion budget MORE (D) on Friday set the date for the special election to decide who will replace former Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillCenk Uygur updates on Congressional campaign, how I will call out corporate politicians in Washington GOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Pelosi announces Porter, Haaland will sit on Oversight panel 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 KnightPelosi endorses Christy Smith in bid to replace Katie Hill Feinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat Democrat seeking Katie Hill's former seat nabs endorsement from firefighters association MORE (R), who was beaten by Hill in 2018, and former campaign adviser for President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Trump rails against Fox News for planning interviews with Schiff, Comey How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump MORE headline the Republican field for the seat.