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State Sen. Steve Knight joins (potential) GOP fight for Congress seat
State Sen. Steve Knight joins (potential) GOP fight for Congress seat

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...

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