50th Congressional District candidates in final stretch

Ammar Campa-Najjar remains optimistic, despite the polls

Ammar Campa-Najjar

A visitor to Golden Hall for the 2020 California Primary in March wore a jacket featuring an images of Ammar Campa-Najjar. File photo

Ekaterina Pechenkina, Staff Writer

Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar is facing Republican Darrell Issa to represent California’s 50th Congressional District.

The Democratic Congressional candidate remains optimistic this morning, posting on Facebook and Twitter “#CA50 has been fired up and ready to go since 2017! Today, we finish what we started together.”

Campa-Najjar plans to go live on Facebook tonight at 8:05 p.m. after the polls close.

Election 2020 graphicThe 50th District has been Republican for years.

The House seat is currently vacant. Former Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty and resigned in January after being charged with campaign funds, fraud and conspiracy.

Last week, the newest poll showed Issa leading over Campa-Najjar.

According to that poll, 51% said they were supporting republican candidate Issa and 40% said Campa-Najjar, while 9% were still undecided.