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Duncan Hunter Calls in Backup to Accuse Opponent of Being National Security Risk
Three retired generals who are lobbyists back up Hunter’s allegations against Campa-Najjar

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, imperiled by an indictment over campaign finance law allegations, has circulated a letter in the final weeks of his re-election campaign — signed by three retired generals — asserting his opponent presents a national security risk.

Critics say the letter doubles down on a racist line of attack based on Democratic opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar’s Arab heritage.

Judge Grants Duncan Hunter Legal Team More Time Ahead of Trial
Trial for California Republican now likely to take place after midterm elections

Rep. Duncan Hunter was granted more time before trial by a federal judge in San Diego. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Dem Internal Poll Shows Hunter Tied With Challenger
Poll of likely voters shows embattled incumbent, Ammar Campa-Najjar tied at 46 percent

A new poll showed Ammar Campa-Najjar, Democratic candidate for California's 50th Congressional District, tied with incumbent GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo).

An internal poll by Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar shows the embattled Republican congressman in a tie in California’s 50th District.

Hunter and Campa-Najjar, a former Obama administration official, were tied at 46 percent when voters were asked if the election were held today. 

Hunter Opponent Calls Him an ‘Embarrassment’ in New Ad
Ammar Campa-Najjar uses Hunter’s indictment in ad to air on cable

Ammar Campa-Najjar’s ad uses Duncan Hunter’s indictment to slam the incumbent in ad that will air on cable outlets next week. (Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress via YouTube)

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Democratic opponent calls the indicted California Republican “an embarrassment” in an ad launched Wednesday.

The new ad by Ammar Campa-Najjar’s campaign cites Hunter’s indictment, where he is accused of spending $250,000 in campaign contributions for personal use.

Hunter Now Says ‘Leave My Wife Out of It’
Indicted congressman said last week that his wife was in charge of his finances

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said he wants prosecutors to leave his family alone as he faces a criminal indictment. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

After appearing to put the blame on his wife last week, indicted California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said Tuesday he wants prosecutors to leave her out of the ongoing legal fight.

Hunter told the 10News, the San Diego ABC affiliate, that he wants investigators to focus on him.

Duncan Hunter Holds Lead in Post-Indictment Poll
A slight plurality of independents support Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., holds an 8-point lead over his Democratic challenger in a poll conducted after he was indicted on misuse of campaign funds charges. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A new poll shows embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter leading the race for California’s 50th District after he was indicted on campaign fund violations.

The poll by Survey USA for the San Diego Union-Tribune released Monday showed Hunter had an 9-point lead against his Democratic opponent, former Obama administration official Ammar Campa-Najjar.

Hunter and His Wife Set for Court Appearance
Embattled congressman calls indictment on campaign fund misuse a ‘witch hunt’

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is set to appear in court Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife are set to appear in court on Thursday for their arraignment on charges of misusing campaign funds.

The California Republican and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on Tuesday for allegedly using $250,000 in campaign cash for personal expenses

Duncan Hunter Sr. Defends Son: ‘Political Late Hit’
Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign cash for personal use

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., is facing a criminal indictment for misuse of campaign cash. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s father defended his son amid his indictment for using campaign cash for personal use.

Former Rep. Duncan L. Hunter Sr., whom the younger Hunter succeeded, told Fox 5 San Diego the indictment coming this close to the midterm elections was a “political late hit.”

Obamas Announce First Round of Endorsements
Includes alumni of his administration

Former President Barack Obama, made his first round of endorsements in the 2018 election cycle. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former President Barack Obama  waded into the 2018 elections and endorsed a slew of candidates across the country, including some who served in his administration.

Obama and former first lady Michelle made their announcement on Wednesday and said the former president would also focus on redistricting.

Duncan Hunter Challenger Hires Veteran Adviser Trippi
Former Dean campaign manager says Campa-Najjar can do same thing Doug Jones did in Alabama last year

Ammar Campa-Najjar, Democratic candidate for California's 50th Congressional district, announced Democratic consultant Joe Trippi was joining his team. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo).

California Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Democratic challenger announced Howard Dean’s former campaign manager would help him unseat the incumbent Republican.

Ammar Campa-Najjar’s campaign said it hired Joe Trippi, who also advised Sen. Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama’s Senate race last year, as lead strategist.