From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune:
We endorse Campa-Najjar for Congress. He is far superior to the troubled incumbent. This fact is underlined by the despicable ad that Hunter has begun to air in recent days suggesting that his “Palestinian Mexican millennial” opponent was linked to terrorist groups and was “working to infiltrate Congress.”
It’s well-known that Campa-Najjar’s grandfather was a terrorist who helped plan the 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
It’s also well-known that Campa-Najjar, a Christian, has had literally nothing to do with his grandfather. As Campa-Najjar notes, when he worked at the White House, he was “given a security clearance by the Secret Service after a thorough background check.” With this smear, Hunter continues to demolish his own reputation.
The Times Of San Diego reports:
A poll conducted over the past week shows indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter retaining a sizable lead in the race for the 50th Congressional District. The Monmouth University Poll found 49 percent supporting Hunter compared to 41 percent for Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar with 10 percent undecided.
Despite Hunter’s indictment on charges of fraudulent use of campaign funds, he retains strong name recognition and a favorable opinion among voters in the largely rural East County district. Hunter and his father before him have represented the district in Congress for nearly four decades.