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After a tough election fight, Douglas Applegate says he isn't done challenging Rep. Darrell Issa

Democrat Doug Applegate (Sean Dufrene/Associated Press)
Democrat Doug Applegate (Sean Dufrene/Associated Press)

Democratic congressional candidate Douglas Applegate came within a few thousand votes of knocking off GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista, and now says he's going to give it another try in 2018.

“As a Marine Colonel, I know that the hardest fights often take a couple of battles — and I look forward to continuing our fight in the days, weeks, and months ahead,” Applegate said in a statement released Tuesday. “That’s why I’m announcing my intention to run for Congress in 2018.”

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