Cenk Uygur Files to Run For Congress in Katie Hill’s District

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      Progressive pundit Cenk Uygur, founder and host at the digital news outlet The Young Turks, filed to run for Congress in California’s 25 Congressional District, which is the seat that former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill resigned from last month after nude photos of her were published by a conservative blog and the Daily Mail.

      The Cenk for Congress filing popped up on Wednesday on the FEC website, a day after Uygur endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president; he also teased some “dramatic news on Thursday” and told viewers to “stay tuned.” But he is not commenting publicly on the matter, taking to Twitter shortly after news began circulating about his filed to state, “To all reporters: No comment.”

      The district, which covers parts of Los Angeles County and Ventura County, Uygur is eying was vacated on October 28 after her estranged husband leaked and wrote on Facebook about Hill’s open marriage, her affair with a campaign staffer and an alleged affair with a congressional staffer, and her nude photos. The RedState.com blogger behind most of the Hill exposés was revealed by Mediaite to be a Republican campaign consultant who worked for two politicians who attempted runs against Hill, even serving as a campaign manager for a GOP candidate running for Hill’s seat as recently as September.


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      Hi jon,

      Anna was promoted to executive producer for the show indicating that Cenk was probably planning something new for some time.


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      Orange County. New blue district due to demographic shifts. The Vichy Dems have no one to my knowledge. Cenk might actually win this thing.

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      SV is NOT taking this very well. I think those delusional cowards hate Cenk even more than they hate Bernie!

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      Cenk picked up a couple of very important endorsements today……

      “I’m endorsing Cenk because I know he will serve ordinary people, not powerful special interests. He is a voice that we desperately need in Congress & will be a great representative for CA-25 and the country,” Sanders said in a statement, praising the insurgent candidate for providing a platform for progressive journalists.

      “For years, Cenk has inspired people all across the country to organize against corrupt forces in our politics, and now he’s organizing the people in his district to do the same,” Sanders continued, adding that Uygur is “a voice that we desperately need in Congress.”


      Ro Khanna had already announced his endorsement of Cenk the day he announced, but here’s a joint statement with him & Nina…..

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