Trump Appointee Advances To Runoff For Nunes’ Seat

NBC News reports:

Former Trump administration appointee Connie Conway has advanced to a June runoff in a California special election to fill a U.S. House seat left vacant after Republican Rep. Devin Nunes resigned to lead former President Donald Trump’s media company.

The race for the second runoff spot was too early to call, after election officials paused counting early Wednesday morning. Completing the vote count will take at least a week, as mail ballots can arrive as late as April 12.

Conway, a one-time GOP leader in the state Assembly and a former county supervisor, opened a gap over five other competitors with about 34 percent of the vote, according to a preliminary tally of ballots.

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As I previously reported, the seat will vanish due to redistricting and the winner will only serve for several weeks before Congress recesses for this year’s session.