Darrell Issa expected to announce congressional challenge of former colleague Duncan Hunter

After months of publicly considering mounting a return to Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa appears to be on the verge of formally announcing his candidacy for East County’s 50th Congressional District seat.

Issa has scheduled a press conference for Thursday morning at Centennial Plaza in El Cajon. In the news release he says several well known East and North County conservatives will be involved in the press conference, including San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn, former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells and retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske.

Rahn, Abed, Wells, and Wilske had all previously announced their intentions to run in the 50th District and challenge embattled Rep. Duncan D. Hunter.