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Another Democrat decides to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight

Another Democrat decides to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight

Another Democrat has emerged to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) in next year's election for the last Republican-held congressional district in Los Angeles County. Retired U.S. Air Force officer Evan "Ivan" Thomas said this week that he will seek the seat in a district that sprawls across the northern reaches of the county. Thomas, 51, joins Democrats Maria Gutzeit, 47, a Santa Clarita business owner and elected water board member, and Lou Vince, 42, a Los Angeles police lieutenant and elected member of the Agua Dulce Town Council, in the race to try to unseat Knight, 48. Thomas, a former test pilot, also ran in the 2014 primary election for the seat, placing...

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