Craig Huey, the Republican nominee in a California special Congressional election this year, announced he will run for the state Assembly next year instead of for Congress.
The 36th district, which Huey ran for previously, was cut up in redistricting. Huey lost to now-Rep. Janice Hahn (D), who will run next year in a South Los Angeles district. Huey was drawn into a strongly Democratic district with Rep. Henry Waxman (D), while Hahn’s district is even safer for Democrats.
“When God closes a door, he opens a window,” Huey said in an announcement video. “But a new Assembly district has been created in the South Bay. I’m announcing that I’m running for the new 66th district.”
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.