(FOX NEWS) A special election in California next Tuesday may give Republicans the chance to win back a House seat lost to a Democrat during 2018’s so-called "blue wave."
Former Rep. Katie Hill, a Democrat, won the seat north of Los Angeles in the state's 25th Congressional District, which had been a GOP stronghold for more than two decades. But last October, Hill resigned amid a nude photo scandal and accusations by her estranged husband of an inappropriate relationship with a staffer. Hill denied a relationship.
On May 12, voters will decide who will serve out the remainder of Hill's term in the House. The candidates are Democrat Christy Smith and Republican Mike Garcia. Then in November -- against the backdrop of the presidential election -- they'll decide whether to elect Smith or Garcia for a full term.
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