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George Papadopoulos files to run for Rep. Katie Hill's seat

In this image, George smirks and speaks into a microphone while wearing a suit.
Papadopoulos at a closed-door House Judiciary hearing in October 2018. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos — who pled guilty in 2017 to making false statements to the FBI about Russian contacts — filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday for California's 25th district.

What's happening: As he previewed on Twitter, Papadopoulos is gunning for the district after former Rep. Katie Hill resigned on Sunday following allegations she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a congressional staffer. Papadopoulos is after the traditionally Republican stronghold that elected Hill in the 2018 midterms.