Who’s running for Katie Hill’s seat in Congress?

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George Papadopoulos poses for a photo before a TV interview in New York, New York, U.S., March 26, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri.

George Papadopoulos, a convicted felon and key figure in the Mueller probe, has his eyes set on Katie Hill’s open Congressional seat in California’s 25th district. Hill announced her resignation a few days ago.

Papadopoulos is a Chicago native, but he’s been living in California for a year after serving prison time for lying to the FBI. Local politicians aren’t happy about this, including California Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who’s also running for the seat. 

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Guest:
Jeremy White - California politics reporter for Politico and co-author of Politico California Playbook

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Devan Schwartz