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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. ...

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 Rep. Hunter to plead guilty to corruption charge

Dec. 2, 2019 6:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail, a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the victim of a political witch hunt. Hunter said in an...

The Latest: Rep. Hunter’s opponents applaud his decision

Dec. 2, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter saying he will plead guilty to the misuse of campaign funds and indicating he will leave Congress (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Two Republicans and one Democrat running for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s seat say the California Republican...

FTC sues to block promoters of bogus diabetes 'cure'

Oct. 24, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to block pamphlet and newsletter publishers from marketing a purported cure for diabetes and advertising claims that consumers can collect $1 trillion in "Congressional Checks" or "Republican Checks." In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Maryland, the Federal...

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

Oct. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...

Trial for US Rep. Duncan Hunter is delayed to Jan. 22

Oct. 7, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trial date for Congressman Duncan Hunter on corruption charges has been delayed eight days to Jan. 22, closer to California's March 3 primary to decide if the Republican lawmaker will advance in his bid for a seventh term. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge...