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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

California Sets A Special Election For McCarthy’s House Seat

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has set a mid-March special election date to fill the US House seat vacated by former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, as reported by the Associated Press (AP).


McCarthy stepped down in December, two months after his ouster as House speaker, making him the only speaker in history to be voted out of the job. I Photo: Speaker Kevin McCarthy Facebook



Newsom announced the March 19 primary date for the 20th Congressional District contest. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two vote-getters will advance to a May 21 matchup to fill the seat.


The solidly Republican district, centered in Bakersfield, is expected to remain in GOP hands. McCarthy stepped down in December, two months after his ouster as House speaker, making him the only speaker in history to be voted out of the job.




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