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Hunter, Campa-Najjar Appear Headed To November Runoff For 50th Congressional District

A map shows California's Congressional District 50, May 2018.

Photo by Susana Tsutsumi

Above: A map shows California's Congressional District 50, May 2018.

UPDATE: 6:39 a.m., June 6, 2018

With all precincts reporting, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, has 48.5 percent of votes, while Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar is in second place at 16.5 percent.

Republican Bill Wells holds 13.2 percent of the votes, while Democrat Josh Butner has 12.8 percent of the votes.

The top two vote-getters will face each other in the November election.

UPDATE: 12:07 a.m., June 6, 2018

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, remains in the lead with 48.1 percent of votes, more than twice the votes Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, who's in second place at 15.6 percent. Only 37 percent of precincts have reported.

Democrat Josh Butner has 13.5 percent of the votes, and Republican Bill Wells holds 13.3% of the votes.

UPDATE: 9:10 p.m., June 5, 2018

With 14 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, is currently in the lead for California's 50th Congressional District race with 47.62 percent of votes. Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Democrat, is in second place with 15.45 percent.

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People who live in California’s 50th Congressional District will soon know who will represent them in Washington.

The battle for the district is crowded, with seven candidates vying for the seat currently held by Rep. Duncan Hunter.

The Republican is facing his most competitive re-election fight since taking office in 2008. Hunter, a retired Marine, is being investigated by the FBI after allegations of misusing campaign funds.

Two other Republicans, small business owner Shamus Sayed and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, are also running for the seat.

RELATED: Primary Election Results

On the Democratic side, small business owner Ammar Campa-Najjar is running for the seat along with former navy SEAL Josh Butner and Patrick Malloy who ran in the last general election for the seat.

Veteran Richard Kahle is also running, as an Independent.

California’s 50th Congressional District covers parts of east San Diego County, including El Cajon, Lakeside and Jamul. It also includes inland north county communities such as San Marcos, Escondido and Fallbrook, and stretches into Temecula in Riverside County.

RELATED: Voters In 50th Congressional District Seek Balance In A Representative

Immigration is a big issue both voters and candidates in the 50th Congressional Race are talking about with Republicans pushing for a border wall and Democrats pushing for a DACA deal.

With all precincts reporting, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican, has 48.5 percent of votes, while Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar is in second place at 16.5 percent.

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