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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 02:02 PM

Duncan Hunter's Political Promise Foiled by Hard Partying and a Corruption Scandal

In Alpine, Calif., a suburban Southern California enclave, Duncan Hunter was a good neighbor. He’d help people do yard work, or move heavy furniture. He drove the same dented-up truck for years. At parties, he’d have a beer, two tops, and he might go off and sneak a cigarette so his wife wouldn’t see. He rarely talked about his job as a congressman.

In Washington, Mr. Hunter was a fixture on the bar scene, and spent lavishly — over $400 for 30 tequila shots at a bachelor party, and countless fancy dinners. He visited one of his favorite bars sometimes multiple times a day, piling up thousands of dollars in tabs. On occasion, he would get into loud arguments with patrons, once over the choice of music on the jukebox (he hated Celine Dion).

Those divergent lives — between the watering holes and halls of power in Washington and the suburban tracts and chain stores of Southern California — intersected for years, prosecutors say, as Mr. Hunter and his wife funded their personal lives with campaign donations, the dimensions of which were revealed in an indictment last week.

Mr. Hunter, 41, once boasted a glittering political résumé that touched all the right notes in his conservative district: war hero, father to three young children, scion of a political dynasty in Southern California, where his father held power for almost 30 years. His brash personality, tough talk on national security and hard-line immigration views — he was “Trump before Trump,” staffers like to say — ensured a loyal following among his constituents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/26/us/duncan-hunter-corruption-scandal.html

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Reply Duncan Hunter's Political Promise Foiled by Hard Partying and a Corruption Scandal (Original post)
Zorro Aug 2018 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 2018 #1
Zorro Aug 2018 #2
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stuffmatters Aug 2018 #4
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 02:30 PM

1. His district is hard core pro-tRump

so he will likely get reelected. My family and friends in San Diego expect this from his deplorable voters.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 03:32 PM

2. I'm in his district

I'm reading through a Hunter thread posted in nextdoor.com, and although there are a couple of hard-core RWNJs, there are a lot more respondents that definitely are not.

I think he's pissed off a lot of veterans in the district with his actions and comments.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:37 PM

3. I hope that feeling lasts until the midterms.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:25 PM

4. I hope his opponent uses the "blue falcon" label many veteran acquaintances called Hunter

Because Hunter's claiming "Wounded Warriors" donations for money that went into his own pocket is really, really proof that many vets who called him a blue falcon knew Hunter best. This is an enormously active & vet filled district, if our news here does a competent job of reporting on how Hunter betrayed the vets, Hunter is toast IMHO.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 05:37 PM

5. I want to know the names of other Cong Reps in Hunter's "Bros Caucus"

Lead by Hunter, pretty much a (constant) drinking,partying club in DC to "defend" White Masculinity/Supremacy.

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