Former Rep. Darrell Issa, a once powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who retired last year, says he wants to return to Washington.
And he is seeking to unseat a fellow Republican to do so.
"I will be the next congressman from the 50th Congressional District," Issa proclaimed at a news conference Thursday in El Cajon, Calif.
The California Republican had previously represented the neighboring 49th District before he decided against seeking reelection in 2018.
Things have certainly changed since then.