Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter is sending Islamophobic mail pieces to voters in his Southern California district, attacking his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, for his deceased grandfather alleged ties to a 1972 terrorist attack.
The mailers show a photo of one of the terrorists involved in an attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics wearing a ski mask on one side, and photos of Campa-Najjar and Muslim Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, on the other. Campa-Najjar is Christian and never met his grandfather, who died before the Democrat was born.
Campa-Najjar suggested the fundraising solicitations aren’t actually about the next election; the two men aren’t scheduled to face off on the ballot until California’s top-two primary next March. “He’s paying his legal fees with this,” said Campa-Najjar. “That’s the impetus behind it.”
Last month Hunter’s wife pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud and is reportedly flipping on her husband.
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) July 12, 2019
You know, if I were Indicted on as many felony counts as Duncan Hunter, I’d probably sit out the racist mailers. pic.twitter.com/CBLrKi2yj3
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 12, 2019
Duncan Hunter sends more Islamophobic campaign mailers in California with pics of @IlhanMN, @RashidaTlaib alongside his #CA50 opponent @ACampaNajjar. Hunter’s campaign stands by the mailer, which is similar to ‘18 mailers/ads
— Laura Barrón-López (@lbarronlopez) July 12, 2019