The Huffington Post reports:
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Tuesday edged out Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar in the race for his California House seat despite charges against Hunter involving the misuse of campaign funds.
The race in the Golden State’s 50th Congressional District — traditionally a Republican stronghold — was put into play after Hunter and his wife being were indicted in August. The couple is accused of illegally spending campaign contributions on personal items, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and falsification of records.
Hunter, a former Marine who took over his father’s seat in 2008, denies any wrongdoing, alleging the charges are politically motivated.
Hunter’s trial begins Nov. 22nd and even if convicted, he could hold his House seat from prison.