Convicted Former Trump Aide Files For Katie Hill’s Seat

Raw Story reports:

Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican.

Papadopoulos is running for the state’s 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn.

Los Angeles Magazine reports:

Hill represented the 25th congressional district, which includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Several candidates were already running for Hill’s seat in 2020.

By state law, Governor Gavin Newsom has two weeks to issue a proclamation for a special election, and it must take place between 126 and 140 days after his proclamation. A spokesperson for Newsom’s office would not comment on his plans.

While media reports were skeptical about his political plans right out of prison, the former Trump campaign aide might find greater support now, having built his resume and following through media appearances and speaking engagements.