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Democrat drops his endorsement of GOP's Knight in congressional race
Democrat drops his endorsement of GOP's Knight in congressional race

Adding to events that have buffeted state Sen. Stephen Knight's campaign for Congress in recent days, the former rival Democrat who had endorsed him pulled his support on Thursday. Lee Rogers finished third in the June primary behind former state legislator Tony Strickland and Knight, of Palmdale, leaving the two Republicans to compete this fall to succeed retiring Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita).  Under the state's top-two election system, only the first- and second-place primary finishers, regardless of party affiliation, can advance to the general election. And Rogers, a podiatrist who had challenged McKeon in 2012, threw his support to Knight soon...

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