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California congressional seat will be vacant until 2021

Jan. 8, 2020 6:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will not call a special election to fill the unfinished term of U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, who resigned after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a spokeswoman for the governor said Wednesday. His decision means the solidly Republican, San...

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leaveing federal court in San Diego. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, effective Jan. 13, after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father, Duncan L. Hunter, represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns after corruption conviction

Jan. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure effective Jan. 13 ends his family's political...

Rep. Duncan Hunter submits resignation letter, one month after pleading guilty in California corruption case.

Jan. 7, 2020 5:08 PM EST
Rep. Duncan Hunter submits resignation letter, one month after pleading guilty in California corruption case.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter is staying mum on when he will resign following his guilty plea for siphoning campaign money for personal expenses, drawing the ire of a fellow Republican seeking to replace him. Hunter said last month that he would step down

California Rep. Duncan Hunter silent on when he will resign

Jan. 3, 2020 6:42 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California is staying silent on when he will resign after he pleaded guilty to using campaign money for personal expenses, drawing the ire of a fellow Republican who wants to replace him. The six-term congressman said last month that he would step down...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter had long dismissed the charges as a politically motivated conspiracy to drive him from office. In an abrupt turnaround Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to illegally use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including for his daughter's birthday party at a posh hotel and an outing with friends at a French bistro. Rep. Hunter will resign after the holidays, after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses, his office disclosed Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

3 lawmakers miss historic impeachment votes

Dec. 18, 2019 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three lawmakers — Republican Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois and Duncan Hunter of California and Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York — missed the historic House votes to impeach President Donald Trump. Hunter, who pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign money for...

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.,  leaves a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington. Yoho announced Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019, that he will not seek another term, after spending nearly eight years in congress. Yoho represents the state's 3rd District in northern Florida, which encompasses Gainesville.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Florida GOP Rep. Yoho announces retirement from Congress

Dec. 10, 2019 1:27 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term, saying he never meant to spend more than eight years in Congress. Democrats seized upon the news as a sign of weakening morale among the GOP. Yoho, who aligned himself with the Tea Party...

CORRECTS TO ATTRIBUTE THE REFERENCE TO HUNTER, NOT A JUSGE - FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. U.S. Rep. The California Republican plans to plead guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress, he told KUSI television in San Diego in an interview that aired Monday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 7, 2019 8:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019 file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter leaves federal court in San Diego. Hunter has indicated he's on his way out of office after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a break for California's beleaguered GOP that increases the chances the party keeps one of its few remaining House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But Hunter's pending departure also comes with a measure of uncertainty. There is no clear Republican favorite to succeed him in the San Diego County district, setting the stage for several months of party infighting in a race that could turn on local political loyalties or the potential involvement of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Duncan Hunter's exit unsettles US House race in California

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has indicated he's on his way out of office after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a break for California's beleaguered GOP that increases the chances the party keeps one of its few remaining House seats in the heavily Democratic state. ...

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in San Diego. Hunter gave up his year-long fight against federal corruption charges and pleaded guilty Tuesday to misusing his campaign funds, paving the way for the six-term Republican to step down. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Former prosecutor says corrupt congressman got ‘great’ deal

Dec. 3, 2019 6:59 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses under a plea deal that a former federal prosecutor called “great” for the congressman who had faced 60 counts....

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, walks towards federal court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in San Diego. Hunter said in a TV interview that aired Monday he plans to plead guilty to the misuse of campaign funds at a federal court hearing Tuesday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The Latest: California’s Hunter doesn’t say when he’ll quit

Dec. 3, 2019 2:02 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter’s guilty plea to misusing campaign money (all times local): 11 a.m. California Rep. Duncan Hunter showed no emotion in the courtroom when he pleaded guilty to misusing campaign money. Outside court he declined to say when he...