Sorry, there is no punchline here, but there is something unusual happening in the race to replace Representative Duncan Hunter in California’s 50th Congressional District. Hunter, who has been indicted on a number of charges related to campaign finance fraud, is also not really such a great guy). This leaves the seat open for the first time in decades, setting the stage for a first-of-its-kind showdown that has not one, not two, but THREE Arab Americans vying for the seat. Ammar Campa-Najjar, who mounted a formidable campaign in 2018 against Hunter, is running again as a Democrat. On the Republican side, former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and former U.S. Representative Darrell Issa are in the race. We know what you’re thinking, “How is Issa, who represented CA-49, able to run in CA-50 now?” All we’ll say is, it happens. (#DemocracyReformNow). Since Issa jumped in, Sam Abed withdrew from the race and offered Issa his support. So, technically there are only two Arab Americans in the game now, but we still think it is kind of cool.