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Here Are the D.C. Bars in Duncan Hunter Indictment

California congressman made his way around town

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., spent money at various hotels, restaurants and bars. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

From a Capitol Hill speakeasy to a swanky H Street dinner to 30 tequila shots in Dupont, Rep. Duncan Hunter made his way around town — allegedly on his campaign’s dime — over the last seven years.

At least 15 D.C. establishments are identified in the California Republican’s indictment for misuse of campaign funds, which was filed Tuesday.

A couple of takeaways: Hunter likes pizza, as well as a particular Capitol Hill hotel, and an acquaintance had one pretty rowdy bachelor party.

Here are excerpts from the indictment:

  • On or about June 21, 2011, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $162.02 in Campaign funds for a personal stay at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel.
  • On or about July 13, 2011, in Washington, D.C., MARGARET HUNTER spent $65 .19 in Campaign funds at the International Spy Museum for gifts for the HUNTER family.”
  • On or about May 6 to 12, 2012, in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, the HUNTERS spent approximately $10,000 in Campaign funds to pay for a family vacation (which included a nephew), during which time MARGARET HUNTER attended a “First Ladies Lunch” at the Washington Hilton ...

[Duncan Hunter Indicted for Misuse of Campaign Funds]

  • On or about December 12, 2013, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $238 in Campaign funds at Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro (“Matchbox”) to watch a San Diego Chargers football game ...
  • On or about February 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent a total of $64 in Campaign funds for drinks at Hill Country BBQ and an Uber ride ...
  • On or about June 3, 2015, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $202.70 in Campaign funds at H Street Country Club for a personal dinner ...
  • On or about June 12, 2015, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $352.60 in Campaign funds at Matchbox for, in his words, “a nice family evening” with his nephew ...

[Duncan Hunter in Indictment: ‘Tell the Navy to Go F*** Themselves’]

  • On or about July 21, 2015, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent a total of $114.91 in Campaign funds on drinks at the speakeasy above Acqua Al 2 and an Uber ride while socializing ...
  • On or about March 4, 2016, at 11:52 p.m., in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $354.25 in Campaign funds for drinks at the Jack Rose Dining Saloon while entertaining his brother at a bachelor party ...
  • On or about March 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $462.46 in Campaign funds for 30 shots of tequila and one steak at El Tamarindo restaurant during [said] bachelor party ...
  • On or about March 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $127.56 in Campaign funds for food and drinks at Stoney’s Bar and Restaurant with his brother ...
  • On or about March 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $220.63 in Campaign funds for food and drinks at Fado’s Irish Pub while watching a televised UFC fight with his brother and friends ...

[Paul Ryan Strips Duncan Hunter of Committee Assignments]

  • On or about March 21, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $130.10 in Campaign funds for drinks at Busboys and Poets during a personal night out with friends ...
  • On or about March 23, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $865.63 in Campaign funds for a room at the Liaison Capitol Hill ...
  • On or about May 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $560.90 in Campaign funds at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House for dinner and drinks with his mother.
  • On or about June 24, 2016, in Washington, D.C., DUNCAN HUNTER spent $409 .45 in Campaign funds at L’Hommage Bistro Francais while socializing with Individuals 2A and 2B, Individual 6, and Congressman C and his date …

BONUS: The Hunter family ran a D.C. 10K in 2011.

  • On or about October 28, 2011, in and around Washington, D.C., the HUNTERS spent $3,754.73 in Campaign funds for a family vacation in which the HUNTERS ran the Marine Corps Marathon (10K course) and took their family to a fall festival.

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