The campaign said it raised over $205,000 in the first quarter, and now has the most cash on hand of any of the candidates, including Democrart Josh Butner.
“Thank you, to all the hard-working grassroots activists who have built a campaign that is built to last,” Campa-Najjar said in an email to supporters.
“The Hunter dynasty is in real danger after 4 decades,” he added. “People are ready for new leadership and a fresh face to represent the 50th.”
Hunter and his father before him have represented the largely rural district since 1981.
Campa-Najjar, a former Obama administration official, has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party and the San Diego Labor Council, but Butner, a retired Navy SEAL and school trustee, is backed by Rep. Scott Peters and a number of military leaders.