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 NewsomPG&E announces .5B settlement for Northern California wildfires Newsom jokes after Harris drops 2020 bid ahead of his Iowa campaign events for her: 'I want a reimbursement!' Feinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat MORE (D) on Friday set the date for the special election to decide who will replace former Rep. Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillKatie Hill pens op-ed about Congress resignation, toxic marriage, mental health and resilience Young Turks founder: Past remarks on women were attempt 'to be a stupid, politically incorrect Republican' Feinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat 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 KnightFeinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat Democrat seeking Katie Hill's former seat nabs endorsement from firefighters association Kamala Harris endorses Christy Smith in bid to fill Katie Hill's seat MORE (R), who was beaten by Hill in 2018, and former campaign adviser for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosMisfired 'Hurricane': Comey's team abused Carter Page and the FBI Former FBI general counsel wants apology from Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE headline the Republican field for the seat.