Republican state Sen. Steve Knight of Palmdale said Tuesday that he too will be a candidate for the congressional seat held by Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon -- if the Santa Clarita Republican decides not to seek re-election next year.
Knight's announcement comes a day after it was revealed that another Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland, switched from a neighboring, Ventura County-based race to McKeon's district.
Like Knight, Strickland said he would run if McKeon doesn't. McKeon, 75, has not said whether he plans to seek re-election, but speculation has been building for months about his possible retirement.
McKeon's retirement would...