Papadopoulos Confirms Plan to Run for Congress

Former Trump campaign aide recently served time in prison

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, here arriving for a closed-door hearing at the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Oct. 25, says he plans to run for Congress. (Alex Wong/Getty Images file photo)

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who recently served time in prison, confirmed Friday that he does plan to run for Congress.

“It is true. I will be running for Congress in 2020, and I will win,” Papadopoulos tweeted Friday. “Stay tuned.”

The onetime Trump campaign foreign policy adviser was released from prison last week after serving 12 days in jail for lying to the FBI about his contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential race.

Politico reported Friday that Papadopoulos was looking into running in Orange County, California. Democrats recently swept county in the midterm elections, picking up four GOP-held seats in the longtime conservative bastion. 

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