The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Files To Run For Katie Hill’s House Seat.

The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur filed Wednesday to run for the House seat vacated by former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), who resigned following a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers.

An FEC filing dated Wednesday announces the formation of the “Cenk for Congress” committee, with Uygur listed as the group’s treasurer. Uygur addressed the filing on Twitter, writing: “To all reporters: No comment.”

The left-leaning broadcaster aligns himself with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, and in 2016 endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary. He recently endorsed Sanders in the 2020 primary, as well.

Hill’s district will be the site of a special election following her resignation last month due to the publication of nude pictures of her as well as an investigation by the House Ethics Committee into allegations of an improper relationship with a House staffer. Hill had also admitted to an affair with a campaign staffer, though that relationship did not break House rules.

She resigned while blaming the photos’ publication on her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep, and has vowed to fight “revenge porn” after leaving office.

H/T The Hill

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