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Local GOP Refuses To Endorse Indicted Incumbent Rep

The Associated Press reports: In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the two-third support he needed for the nod from …

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Former Rep. Darrell Issa To Primary Duncan Hunter

The Times Of San Diego reports: Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter. Larry Wilske told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Issa told him he will enter the race. Issa scheduled a news conference in Hunter’s San Diego area district on Thursday. Wilske, who also is running against Hunter, says he …

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Darrell Issa Likely To Run For Duncan Hunter’s Seat

San Diego’s Fox affiliate reports: Former Rep. Darrell Issa has launched an exploratory committee for California’s 50th Congressional District, a seat currently held by embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine. “I have received such a tremendous outpouring of encouragement from supporters inside the district, and around the state and across the Nation. I’m truly grateful for the many encouraging phone calls, …

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GOP Rep’s Corruption Trial Pushed Back To January

Politico reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter won’t go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan. 14 after defense attorneys raised questions about whether an appeals court …

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Marine Corps Sends Legal Warning To Indicted GOP Rep: Stop Using Our Emblem In Your Campaign Mailers

NBC News reports: The Marine Corps has issued a cease and desist letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for using the official Marine Corps emblem and phrase on campaign mailers that link his likely 2020 opponent and two Democratic congresswomen to terror. In a letter to Hunter obtained by NBC News, the Marine Corps Trademark Licensing Office tells the congressman, …

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Indicted GOP Rep Sends Voters Islamophobic Mailers

Politico reports: 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 …

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Federal Court: Jurors Can Hear About Hunter’s Adultery

Roll Call reports: A federal judge in California is allowing evidence of Rep. Duncan Hunter’s alleged extramarital affairs to be used in a criminal trial against the Republican congressman, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The ruling on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California relates to a case in which Hunter is alleged to have illegally …

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Lawyers For Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Defend Adulterous Affairs As “Mixing Business With Pleasure”

Politico reports: Defense lawyers for Rep. Duncan Hunter appeared to concede Friday that he carried on extramarital affairs with several women, but alleged that much of his related spending of campaign funds was legitimate because he was “mixing business with pleasure.” With Hunter (R-Calif.) facing a federal criminal trial on 60 felony charges that he repeatedly spent campaign money on …

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DOJ Filing Claims Indicted GOP Rep Used Campaign Money For “Intimate” Liaisons With Multiple Women

Roll Call reports: Facing a mounting legal case against him, Rep. Duncan Hunter has sought to scuttle the charges by alleging a political conspiracy. In a motion to dismiss the case filed Monday, attorneys for the California Republican argue that he was indicted, not because of evidence that he illegally used campaign funds for personal use and falsified campaign reports, …

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Wife Of GOP House Rep. Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty To Campaign Fraud, Will Cooperate With Prosecutors

San Diego’s Fox affiliate reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife, who pleaded not guilty last summer along with her husband to charges of using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for their personal use, changed her plea to guilty in a hearing Thursday morning. Attorneys for Margaret read a brief statement outside the courthouse after the hearing. She said in part: …

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Wife Of Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Drop Her Not Guilty Plea In Campaign Finance Corruption Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Margaret Hunter, the wife of longtime East County Congressman Duncan Hunter who was co-indicted with her husband last summer, has agreed to change her plea of not guilty and is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning. The announcement was posted on the U.S. District Court docket late Wednesday morning without any supplemental documentation. …

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Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims He “Probably Killed Hundreds Of Civilians” During Iraq Deployment

CNN reports: California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer, his unit “killed probably hundreds of civilians” during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq. During a Barstool Sports interview for a podcast that was released on Monday, Hunter defended his support of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL facing a premeditated murder charge in the stabbing death of …

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Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Pretends To Hop Border Fence, Gets Accused Of Violating Parole [VIDEO]

The Times Of San Diego reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter posted a video Thursday showing himself at the “grand border wall in Yuma, Arizona.” He says: “It looks pretty tough to cross. Let me see if I can do it.” He swings his legs over a horizontal rail less than waist high and declares: “There you go. That’s how easy it …

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Pariah Caucus: Stripped Of Committee Posts, Three GOP House Reps Wander Halls With Nothing To Do

Politico reports: They’re the outcasts of Capitol Hill, personae non gratae even in their own party. Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins and Steve King have been excommunicated from the House GOP conference in the most public way possible: stripped of their committee assignments and forced to watch the legislating from the sidelines. Now, while the rest of their colleagues work on …

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Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Wins Reelection

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 …

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San Diego Dem Predicts Victory In Letter To Indicted GOP Rep: I Take No Pleasure In You Going To Prison

Insert “SHADE” gif….. The Times Of San Diego reports: Challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar predicts he’ll defeat Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter in their 50th Congressional District race Tuesday. But Campa-Najjar won’t gloat. In a 325-word “Farewell Letter to Duncan Hunter,” the 29-year-old Democrat said in a statement released Monday: “In all honesty, Duncan, I sincerely wish you well in life. After tomorrow, …

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San Diego Dem Now Only -3 Against Indicted GOP Rep

San Diego’s ABC affiliate reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter’s lead over Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar in the 50th Congressional District race has shrunk to just three percentage points, according to a new poll released one week before Election Day. In the latest 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, 48 percent of likely voters in the 50th District said they would …

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Indicted GOP Rep Could Keep Seat Even If Imprisoned

The Los Angeles Times reports: Less than a month after he battles for re-election Nov. 6, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is expected in a courtroom to face felony charges that he misused campaign contributions. If Hunter wins re-election and is subsequently convicted, there is no constitutional provision or House rule that explicitly requires him to lose his seat, even if …

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California Dem Sings “Campaign Fight Song” [VIDEO]

From the clip’s description: It has been an amazing journey we have traveled together over the last two years. We have learned together, cried together, laughed together and fought side by side together. Will November 6th be the day that CA-50 is returned to the people? Will our country choose love and equality over hate and fear? I believe we …

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Fact Checkers Debunk Indicted GOP Rep’s Claim That Dem Takes Money From “Islamic Extremists” [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: A report Friday raises new doubts about Rep. Duncan Hunter’s claim that his opponent accepted contributions from an Islamic advocacy group, intensifying criticisms that the congressman has relied on a racist line of attack based on Democratic opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar’s Palestinian heritage in the final stretch of his campaign. An attack ad casts Democrat Campa-Najjar’s contributions from …

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