The House race in California’s 50th Congressional District is shaping up to be a neck-and-neck contest between former Rep. Darrell Issa (R) and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, according to a new poll.
Both Issa and Campa-Najjar are running to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Duncan Hunter (R), who resigned from his post earlier this year after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations. The district is a top target for Democrats after Campa-Najjar, a former Obama campaign official and Labor Department staffer, narrowly lost his 2018 bid to unseat Hunter by about 3 points.
In a new poll conducted by Campa-Najjar’s campaign and obtained exclusively by The Hill, Issa, who previously represented California’s neighboring 49th Congressional District, has a 48-45 advantage over his Democratic opponent among likely California voters. The difference falls within the poll’s margin of error.