Ammar Campa-Najjar. Photo by Joe Dussel for the campaign

Democratic Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar reported Monday his campaign has outraised incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter in the race for the 50th Congressional District in East County.

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.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.